Writing For Ink Byte
The Ink Byte Editors -- June 19, 2013
Review a book. Interview someone of interest to other writers. Give us the benefit of your special expertise. Got an idea for a column?
Drop us email to email@example.com
and tell us your idea. If we
like it and think it'll work for InkByte.com readers, we'll work
with you to turn the idea into an article, a column, or other form.
In general the following guidelines apply:
- Articles should be about the art, craft, business, life, etc. of writers or writing. At the moment we don't publish much in the way of short stories or poetry. (There are already a lot of literary journals, poetry magazines, etc.) We do welcome articles about publishing one's work, however.
- Articles should be short enough to read online, but contain a lot of information: the content to fluff ratio should be very high!
- We welcome samples of your writing or even "finished" articles, but we may ask you for revisions, etc. even if we accept.
- Don't be bashful... We're not snobs and we welcome creative ideas, even if they're half-baked.
- When we accept your work for Ink Byte, you are agreeing for us to publish it on the web as we wish; however, you retain the copyright to use it elsewhere on the web or for other media. Our goal is to be an easy-to-access platform for authors to use while they retain maximum rights to their own work.
Our process works like this: after we ask for your submission you can attach a manuscript to an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The manuscript can be in MS Word format (.doc file), or in Rich Text Format (.rtf) or HTML.
Our software will process the content for web pages, so formatting should be kept relatively simple. If you want to have a photograph or two with the article, attach those to the email as well.
Your manuscript should start with three "paragraphs":
- A title or headline
- A byline. A line saying who wrote it.
- A synopsis or "hook". A sentence or two, three at the most, that will appear at the head of the article and also can be used on the frontpage along with a link to the main article, as a teaser.
Try NOT to use empty lines to separate paragraphs. We have to manually take them out.
-- The Editors