Read this before submitting an article or letter to the editor.
By Ryan McGreal
Published December 14, 2004
We happily accept article submissions and letters to the editor for Raise the Hammer, and would love to hear from you!
Before sending us your work, please bear in mind the following considerations.
For an article submission, please also include the following:
For a letter to the editor, be sure to include the following information:
In general, try to keep your article submission around 800 words or less and your letter under 300 words. Remember Strunk's timeless rule: omit needless words. That said, we will consider longer pieces, particularly if they can be published in parts, when the subject matter warrants it.
We will accept articles in plain text, RTF, HTML, ODT, DOC, DOCX and PDF formats - but PDF makes us grumpy. You get bonus karma if you submit plain text in Markdown format, which this site uses to format comments.
Please send a polished, final copy. Check and re-check your work before submitting it. Read it out loud and upside-down, and get a literate friend to proofread it for you. We're all volunteers, and we would prefer not to have to edit a rough draft full of spelling and grammatical errors. :)
Generally, we publish articles related to urban revitalization, sustainability, and economic development, though we sometimes publish interesting pieces about a wider range of topics. We are not looking for a particular ideology or approach (in fact, we welcome a variety of approaches), but it should be related somehow to our core theme.
Raise the Hammer reserves the right to refuse to publish submissions that: incite hatred or violence, use rude or insulting language, are needlessly inflammatory, make provably false fact claims, or abuse evidence and reasoning to defend an unjustifiable conclusion.
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