Saturday, March 2, 2024

Your contributions wanted!

Call for writers

Hi all! Just a friendly reminder that the Almanack is open to all who wish to contribute!

The Adirondack Almanack is a public forum dedicated to promoting and discussing current events, history, arts, nature and outdoor recreation and other topics of interest to the Adirondacks and its communities

Contributors include local writers, historians, naturalists, and outdoor enthusiasts from inside and outside the Adirondack region.

If you are looking to share your expertise with our readers, we welcome you to get in touch!

Length. We don’t have specific guidelines, but offer a recommendation to generally keep your piece to between 750 and 1,600 words. Longer pieces (more than about 1,200 words) should use subheadings. Each piece should stand on its own (no multi-part pieces please).

No Footnotes. We encourage citation in text, magazine or journalism style. Use links (in the text) to source materials when appropriate.

Include Images: Please include at least one (but up to three) photos, maps, or other illustrations, along with short description and source of the images. All images should be sent in a web format file (jpg and png are best), as an attachment to the same e-mail as your submission.

Ready To Submit? Send your submission via e-mail as an attached text document (such as Word) with your photo sources at the bottom of the text. Attach your photos (full size) to the same e-mail (please do not embed them in the text). Send them to


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Melissa is a journalist with experience as a reporter and editor with the Burlington Free Press, Ithaca Journal and Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. She worked as a communications specialist for the Adirondack North Country Association and is currently digital editor for Adirondack Explorer, overseeing both the Explorer's website and its community forum the Adirondack Almanack. She enjoys hiking, camping and other outdoors activities, and spending time with her husband, their twin daughters, and rescue animals -- two dogs and two cats.

One Response

  1. louis curth says:

    Calling All Contributors! Write for the Almanack! So where are we headed with this Melissa?

    Increasingly, our news sources are going belly-up, erecting pay-walls, or becoming propaganda arms for one political faction or another. Meanwhile, more and more people are turning to social media’s wild west of unverified opinions, distortions, lies and conspiracies as a basis for their opinions.

    To me, the Explorer/Almanack offers a great opportunity to rekindle the essence of the old fashioned community newspaper. A place where readers can still go to get local news, but also containing verifiable stories, fact based follow-ups and, by the way, how about some heartfelt editorializing too? (If you want a few suggestions, Melissa, I’d be happy to oblige…)

    Let Explorer/Almanack be THE go-to place for offering comments and courteous discussion, stories, poems, community news, etc. from readers of all kinds who care about this Adirondack region. Most important of all, let this forum be a place that actively supports protection of our fragile wildland environment on behalf of our young people.

    Let a “forever wild” Adirondacks, and a livable Earth be our legacy to the children, grandchildren, and all future generations.

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