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Writing an article

Guidelines

Do you want to send in some copy for publication in the Chronicle?

The Chronicle is open for everyone to contribute, so do not be scared that you are not a "writer".

If so here is a guide to writing and submitting:

- Start with a heading.
- Then who article is by.
- Then write your piece - keep it under 600 words for articles; 350 words for letters to the editor.
- Keep article written appropriate to the day it is written, not day the chronicle comes out (i.e. don't pretend that an event has happen just because you know it will have by the time the issue is out), use the phrase "by the time you read this XXX will have happened" if necessary.
- Write as you would talk - "I did this..." - not in 3rd person.
- If relevant include contact details at the end of your article.
- Include references as to where your infomation is sourced from (if appropriate).
- Content should be about current events or be of interest to a cross-section of the local community.  Any content that denigrates people, groups or organisations or is otherwise offensive will not be published. 
- Don't include job adverts in articles. Please send job ads in seperately to put in "Situations Vacant" in the classified section.
- Save as a .doc or .docx word doc, or cut and paste into an email.
- Supply print quality picture if relevant and if you have one - as a jpeg attachment on the email (not embedded into a word document).
- If supplying photos of people then please check with them that it is OK to supply them for print. If children it is especially important that their parents give permission.
- Then email to corochronicle@gmail.com by the deadline - check deadline dates here.
- Your article/letter will be proof read and may be trimmed to fit layout or edited for clarity.

If you have any queries then please contact me.

Chronicle publication policy

The purpose of the Coromandel Town Chronicle (‘Chronicle’) is to showcase the region and its people. The Chronicle is open for everyone to contribute however the editor reserves the right to select the articles, advertisements and letters that are published in line with the Chronicle’s publication policy.

Content should be about current events or be of interest to a cross-section of the local community. Any content that denigrates people, groups or organisations or is otherwise offensive will not be published. While the Chronicle can be a forum to stimulate debate on local issues the editor is under no obligation to ensure that all aspects of an issue will be presented. The Chronicle is not a suitable publication for technical debates around topics that include but are not limited to science, law, finance, history and religion.

Given that the nature of the publication is to present local community news, the editor will not publish the same, or substantially similar information, in successive issues unless the contributor pays for this content in an advertisement. Any content that seeks to change the readers’ opinions or behaviours must be respectfully written.

 
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