December 2019/January 2020 Issue
Submissions for articles should include the author’s name, address, telephone number and email address. If applicable, include the same information for the photographer. Please send by email to: Inbox@TheSuffieldObserver.com
Submissions for ads should include the contact person, business name, billing address, telephone number and email address. All ads must be submitted as high-resolution images in .pdf (preferred), or .tif format. Please send by email to: Ads@TheSuffieldObserver.com
For either articles or ads, if unable to use email, deliver a CD and/or hardcopy (articles only) to the office on the lower level of the Suffield Village or to the circulation desk at the library or mail it to our post office box. For articles, please use MS Word. All submissions will be considered to be property of The Suffield Observer.
Op-Eds On CD or email Deadline: November 15
Articles Hard-copy only Deadline: November 10
Articles On CD or email Deadline: November 15
Ads All Ads Deadline: November 10
Photos All Photos Deadline: November 15
Publish Date: December 1, 2019
Here is more information on the types of submissions we look for:
Stories: We welcome stories on community issues or topics that would contribute to the benefit of the community. Contributions include community interest articles, event announcements, poetry, personal profiles, recipes, etc. Regarding article length, please be guided by similar items in recent issues; typically our articles range from 100 to 600 words, depending on the subject. If you feel you could accept occasional writing assignments, please contact an editor at 860-668-7442.
Letters to the Editor: We accept letters that are factual and contribute to discussions of interest to the community. We also want to print a balance of all sides of an issue. The Observer does not print letters to the editor that could be considered libelous or slanderous, which attack the personal character of an individual, or which are lacking in civility. Letters to the editor are limited to 250 words and an author is limited to one every three months.
Photographs: Good photos enhance articles, and sometimes a stand-alone photo with a good caption beats a short article. We welcome your contributions. Photographs should be sent as attachments, not merely embedded in a Word document. For quality printing we need a good resolution, e.g. 300 pixels per inch.