What’s this? you’d like to submit an article? an Op-ed piece or a dissertation on the complex societal implications of Nacho Libre? …Cool. Here’s how you do it.
1. check out the rules
2. these be the rules, er…the FAQ’s rather…
3. Submit articles that relate to any of the below categories of writing. Submit articles of the correct length. Submit articles that you expect to be edited (see editing policy)* we will always send a copy of the edited / finished article to you for approval. We will never print your article with changes that you did not approve.
TYPES OF WRITING:
Art: high, low, local, anything new and interesting in some way -any medium)
Music: local, indy, new, interesting, different aspect etc,
Society: Interesting people, people doing interesting things, Interesting societal phenomenon.
Environmental / Green Activism: Anything new, interesting, progress in a specific area, problem that hasn’t had much exposure, call 2 arms on specific issue.
Travel: Werid eclectic, off the beaten path type of places in any state are good prospects for articles.
Food: Again… think weird, different, surprising. Off the beaten path. A new or unusual type of food is also recommended.
Stupid products: Weiner soap, Nun bowling set, A Chart of “The leading ways mutation occurs after a Nuclear holocaust.” (in case you’re wondering they are: #1 Alien invastions post destruction, #2 Nuclear Waste / fallout (Duh.), #3 left over Mad Scientists #4 Bad drinking water, Oh, Fetus cat toys are always good for this area too.
WE DO NOT UTILIZE / POST WRITING ABOUT CELEBRITIES OR HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP IN MOST CASES. IF THE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED AS A “CURRENT EVENT” WE WILL ACCEPT OP-ED WRITING ON THE SUBJECT. (EG: DEATH OF MICHAEL JACKSON, OP-ED RELATING TO SOCIETAL REACTION, EVENTS ETC.
HOW MUCH TO WRITE
The longest an article should be is about 500-700 words
WHERE TO SEND YOUR ARTICLE ( AND WHAT TO PUT IN THE SUBJECT LINE):
Subject: “TTWM Writing submission”
Don’t forget to include your contact information, a phone number is recommended, it’s not easy to discuss changes solely via email and facebook! and it will slow down the process if we have to work that way, but it’s your choice.
If you are going to attach photos for the article, send them in a separate email describing them and let us know what type of licensing you have. If you want photography but don’t have anything useable, we will find something form our archives / licensed options.
First the hard facts:
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO NOT PUBLISH A WRITER’S ARTICLE IF WE CANNOT AGREE ON ANY NECESSARY EDITING. This is actually a good rule for the writer and for the blogsters, because we need to keep certain grammatical standards consistent on the blog. We also reserve the right to make syntax, tense and flow corrections. We will correct them on a ‘draft’ of the writer’s article, and send it back to the writer for approval. Once we have approval the article can be posted.
“The Trouble with Milk” utilizes photographs purchased through Photos.com, which are fully licensed for use on this site, or custom photography from Longphotography.com. If a writer wishes to provide photography to go with their article, we must approve insertion on the basis of correct licensing and artfulness / appropriateness. The writer must provide proof that they own the photography, or have licensed it from the owner.
Here are some links to use to acquire photography for your article. Browse the following site: http://www.photos.com Create a profile and with a credit card and for a nominal fee, a writer can choose and download a fully licensed photo to be used in conjunction with the writer’s article. (download the website size: about 350 x 457 , and it should be 72 dpi).
WE DO NOT ACCEPT OR POST PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIALS, OR WRITING. WE DO, HOWEVER, RESERVE THE RIGHT TO PUBLISH FINE ART THAT MIGHT INCLUDE VIEWS OF THE HUMAN BODY WITHIN THE SCOPE OF “ACCEPTABLE FINE ART WORK”.
Under the title of the article (few points smaller) we will attribute the writer along with any appropriate title (writer, activist, blogger, photographer, artist, sculptor, comedian, sulker, thinker, stalker, (JK!!!!) etc., etc., etc., !! you get the picture.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! for WRITING FOR US! AND FOR YOU!!! THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR TTWM TO SHOWCASE A GREAT WRITER / THINKER (YOU!) AND FOR YOU (THE WRITER) TO BE SEEN ON “THE TROUBLE WITH MILK!!”
REMEMBER…..IF IT’S NEW, INTERESTING, SURPRISING, COOL, FUNNY, WEIRD, IMPORTANT, OR STUPID…. ENJOY IT AND WRITE ABOUT IT!!!!!!!
THAT’S WHAT THIS BLOG IS ALL ABOUT. SOCIETY AND CULTURE: MUSIC, ART, FILM, LITERATURE, PSYCHOLOGY, POLITICS, ENVIRONMENT, ACTIVISM, CONSUMERISM (ALL ASPECTS OF IT) FUNNY “WEIRD/ STUPID” AND OR ” COOL” PRODUCTS”.
Note: If you decide to submit work, send us a picture of you!
~ Chrissylong (Christina Long)