Information for Writers and Photographers
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Want to easily submit your chapter news? Got a new rating?
Use the Online Reporter Form and send the information in immediately!
The 99s News team has developed suggested guidelines to help members submit their news articles and photographs in a format that is most compatible with digital publishing requirements. Following the guidelines will help ensure accuracy and improve photo quality in the magazine. However, please note that these are just suggestions, and the 99 News will continue to accept articles in longhand or typewritten from those who do not have access to a computer.
Chapter news may be submitted through the The Ninety-Nines website. Simply click on 99 NEWS Magazine and then click on online reporter form located directly under the deadline dates. Fill out the information you wish to submit and click send it. It's as easy as that!
Or, submit single-spaced text in Word or a similar word processing format without any special formatting as our software automatically formats your article. Use only common fonts such as Times or Arial and avoid headers and footers.
If mailing your article, please send the text in PC format on a CD (or a floppy), along with a printout.
Emailed articles will be accepted as text attachments following the guidelines mentioned above. Please try to avoid typing your article directly into an email message, which results in many extra spaces and those pesky carets (> >).
Your articles may be edited by us for length and clarity prior to publication. Please furnish your name, address, phone/fax number and e-mail address with your submission.
Photograph Submission: If you mail us photographs, please put your name on the back of every photograph you submit. It is best if you fill out a label and attach it to the back of the photograph. If you use ink be sure it is smear-proof (not ballpoint) and dries thoroughly. Furnish photographer's credits and caption information. Each caption should explain who, what, when, where and other appropriate information. Please do not use paperclips on photos.
Photos in black and white or color are acceptable. Digital photos should be taken at the camera's highest resolution setting. Many digital cameras take photos at a default resolution that may look great on your computer screen but will be fuzzy in print. Manually set your camera resolution to "Fine" or "Best Quality" (check your manual for specific settings).
If you are scanning a photo, the setting should be at 300 dpi. If the photo is very small, please enlarge to 200 percent and scan at 600 dpi. We will adjust photos for color and crop for size as needed for publication.
Do not submit photos copied from a newspaper, magazines or books or are reproduced on a copier. They will not work in the magazine as they produce a spotty pattern when published due to the dot system used in the printing process.
Please do not insert your photo into a text document. If you send the photo(s) by email, be sure to send the photo as a separate attachment and rename the photo to identify it with the article. If you are submitting more than 8 photos, please send the photos on a CD or DVD.
We appreciate your providing materials for the 99 News. We couldn't do it without you!
Send materials to:
4300 Amelia Earhart Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73159-1140
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