The Magazine’s content has to fit into 100 pages or less. We would like informative articles to be around 1500 words.
Submissions by e-mail are preferred. The Editor's e-mail address is: email@example.com.
By post: Mrs S Millard, Daw Bank, Greenholme, Tebay, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 3TA, UK. Please type your piece on plain paper so that the text can be scanned into an editable form. Handwritten submissions are time consuming to process and are liable to be left out.
If your article will be longer than 1500 words please get in touch and discuss it before sending. Pony news pieces and obituaries should be about 400 words with one good photo. Longer items may be included at the discretion of the Editor if they are relevant and of interest to the Fell Pony Society. Please double-check facts before sending, especially names.
Material is submitted to the Fell Pony Society’s publications subject to the understanding that it may be reproduced:
• in the FPS Magazine,
• in other FPS publications and products
• and on the FPS web site.
The Magazine is normally published on the web site six months after publication in print.
Material submitted to the Fell Pony Society should be in one of the following formats:
• .TXT plain ASCII text
• .DOC MS Word 2003 or earlier without formatting
• .DOCX MS Word 2010 or earlier without formatting
• .ODT Open Office Writer file without formatting
• .XLS MS Excel spreadsheet (for show results)
.PDF and.WPS are not accepted.
There are very specific settings for the Magazine text which keep its "look" consistent, so please don’t spend time on special layouts or fonts, which will be removed. In particular, don’t use tabs to create columns of show results: list the items, one entry per line, in a normal page of text. An Excel spreadsheet is equally acceptable. Don’t include show entry numbers. Because show Results are placed on the web site as they are received, the Magazine policy is to print a Show Report only and refer readers to the web site for detailed placings.
Image positions in the text of an article should be indicated by inserting the file name in CAPITAL LETTERS at the point where the photograph is relevant.
Where references are required, they should be indicated in the text by the surname of the writer and year of publication thus (Jones, 2012) OR by a number in brackets thus (2) rather than by superscript or automatically generated endnotes.
The FPS reserves the right to
• accept or reject material submitted without being bound to give reasons to the writer
• require the writer to make changes before the material is reconsidered
• copyfit material to the space available by:
• reducing the number or size of images,
• cutting or moving text or headings,
• removing irrelevancies, tautologies and redundancies.
• correct grammar, spelling and punctuation in line with publication standards
• reformat text appearance in line with publication standards.
The Magazine only uses colour photographs on the covers, inside covers, or centre pages. We reduce other photographs to black and white for the main pages. Your digital photograph does not need to be wider than 1600 pixels. Please name your photos meaningfully eg PIC3_PRINCESS_ELIZ_DRIVING_W_GYPSY.JPG.
Please DO NOT send your digital image in a word-processed document or PowerPoint slideshow. Just send a .jpg please. It is helpful to send each image as an attachment to a single email that contains its caption information: ie, if you are sending 4 images and the article, you should send 5 emails in all.
Hard-copy commercial prints, from 5 inches wide up to A4 size, can be posted for scanning. Please enclose an SAE if you want them returned.
Please SEND YOUR COPY TO ARRIVE BEFORE THE DEADLINE:
AUTUMN - 1st September
SPRING - 1st February.
The Magazine must be put together and proof-read and any amendments made before it goes to the printers. Their turnaround also has to be factored in, before the Office can envelope and post the Magazine so you receive your Notice and Agenda three weeks before any FPS General Meeting. Therefore, copy that arrives late will be held over to the next issue.
Editor, Sue Millard
21 August 2015