Submit Your Story

Thank you for your interest in submitting to Langscape Magazine!

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Submit no later than JULY 29, 2020.  After reviewing your submission, we’ll let you know whether it has been accepted.

Guidelines

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  1. Written stories must be between 1000 and 2000 words of text in doc or docx format (no PDFs).
  2. Avoid formal academic writing style; use a colloquial, everyday language.
  3. In the text, absolutely DO NOT:
    • use templates
    • apply extra styling or formatting
    • indent paragraphs
    • include any footnotes, endnotes, citations, or references
    • embed any photos or other images
  4. You may add one link to a relevant website, video, article, or book (not included in the above word limit).
  5. Complement your story with 5-6 authentic photos or other relevant images (taken either by yourself or by someone else from whom you have permission for use). Before submitting your story, please ensure you DO have authentic images to illustrate it.
  6. You don’t need to send us the photos and related captions right away. If we select your story for publication, we’ll ask you to send the photos at that time, along with captions. However, please start thinking of your photo choices now to avoid delays later. We may not be able to consider your story if you have no images for it, or to publish your story if you’re not ready to send us the photos as soon as we inform you that that the story is accepted.
  7. Ensure that your images meet our quality requirements by reading the Guidelines for Photographs below.

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Quotations
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Ensure that you do not exceed the limits of “fair use” when quoting another author’s work. Read more about fair use.

We want to highlight the many voices of people around the world; therefore, make those voices heard in your story by including relevant quotes from local community members, elders, and other people on the ground. Ensure that you have their permission and provide their name, unless they prefer to remain anonymous.

Photographs and Other Digital Images

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  1. We require big, beautiful, high-resolution digital images that will reproduce at high quality in print. In most cases, only print-quality photos will be published in the magazine. Lesser-quality photos may be printed online only.
  2. What do we mean by high resolution? A minimum of 300 dpi (dots per inch) resolution when sized at approximately 4×6 inches (10x15cm). (Most photos taken with smartphones meet these standards if saved at the largest available size.)
  3. Occasionally, and at our discretion, we may make an exception if a few of your images are of lesser technical quality but are uniquely relevant to your story. In such cases, please do send those images, with the understanding that we may or may not be able to use them. Please provide alternatives in the event that we are unable to use the lesser-quality images.
  4. Send images in jpg, png, or tif format, separately from the text. DO NOT email us your images or embed them in your text or in another Word document! See #7 for how to send them.
  5. Provide the names of the people portrayed, if known, unless they chose to remain anonymous. To the extent possible, ensure that you have their permission to publish their photos in Langscape Magazine, or for any further uses that the Editor may later request.
  6. Photographs will never be used outside of Langscape Magazine without your permission. We’ll request specific permission for any use beyond the original purpose, which is Langscape Magazine in print and online, and marketing the magazine and specific articles online.
  7. If we accept your story and ask you to send photos, please use WeTransfer to send your photos, videos, other visual media, and the related Captions Table to Coreen, Langscape Magazine’s Editorial Coordinator. No account is necessary. It’s fast and free! When WeTransfer prompts you, enter Coreen’s email address: langscape@terralingua.org and send. It’s that easy!