Editorial Policy and Writer's Guidelines
These are general guidelines for all contributors. They are not intended to be "set in stone", but rather as ways to manage the quality of our publication and improve your chances of having your article accepted. Exceptions can be made for good reason, and always feel free to ask questions or express your particular needs.
All submissions are subject to standard editing. If there is a problem with the meaning of a word or phrase, you will be asked to clarify it before the article can be published. This will, unfortunately, delay publication so it will be in your best interest if you carefully proofread your material and be as clear and concise as possible the first time.
Submission in word .doc or. htm as an attachment is preferred. Please use the title of the article as the file name. Do not use all CAPs for anything. Limit title length to one or two lines. The use of subtitles is discouraged and they may be deleted. If you wish to retain copyright, please indicate that at the top of your article and it will be included in your by line.
Send all submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org The Price of Liberty is published weekly on Monday morning. Deadline for all submissions is Friday at 9 PM unless special arrangements are made ahead of time. If your material is time sensitive, submit it as early as possible. Late submissions will be considered for the next issue.
Regular and long time contributors always have priority. If you feel you must write about the "subject of the day", dig a little deeper and include some things nobody else has. New facts, a different interpretation of the events or their consequences, new insights or relationship to another topic - whatever would set your piece off as fresh and thought provoking - that's what we're looking for.
Good documentation of quotes and references to other publications is appreciated. Footnotes are welcome. Please research and make sure of your facts and sources, however, because our readers are ruthless with such errors. We cannot research it for you. If you discover that you have made an error, please send a correction as soon as possible. This does NOT, however, replace careful editing on your part. Corrections must be the exception, not the rule.
As with any publication, we have a few policies that you need to be aware of. We will not publish anything that advocates the initiation of force, by persons or government. No article that simply attacks another person or organization will be published. Respectful criticism is welcome, of course. Politicians and other public figures are subject to far more criticizm than private persons, but the burden remains on the writer to show just cause, proof and respect no matter how serious the accusations.
Articles that specifically call for government interventions or solutions to problems will not be considered. Please see the mission statement for more on this.
The Price of Liberty will not publish undocumented conspiracy theories or accusations against any organization, including the government. If you have PROOF of your allegations, and are otherwise respectful, we may publish it, but unsubstantiated attacks will be refused.
We are not prudish here, but we maintain professional standards on the use of language. We won't go into detail here, just leave the gutter language and ethnic jokes to whoever else wants to go there. We don't.
Thank you for your interest in contributing to The Price of Liberty. I look forward to seeing your submissions.
Susan Callaway, Editor