|Contributions and Copy Dates
|| COPY DATES |
Copy dates for The Farnhams magazine are normally end of the first week of the month pre-ceeding the month of publication. E.g. for the October issue this would be end of the first week of September.
Exceptionally, the copy date for the December issue is a fortnight earlier i.e. end of the third week of October - to be sure we are out in good time for the Christmas season.
All articles and photographs should be sent to The Editor, The Farnhams Magazine, 18 Frensham Walk, Farnham Common, SLOUGH. SL2 3QG, or by email: Use the convenient 'contact us' proforma in the webzine menu.
Copy is preferred by email as a .doc attachment. It may also be submitted handwritten or typed hard copy.
Photographs are best submitted as .jpg attachments to an email or on a disc or stick. If sending several pictures these are best submitted in separate emails to allow the files to be sent speedily.
THE FARNHAMS MAGAZINE – HOUSE STYLE
Notes For Contributors And Editors
A style guide to laying out articles in word, to simplify the editors' work, is provided below. Just one rule really, keep layout simple. This allows the editors and printer to more easily apply the magazine style. Thank you for your cooperation.
Font and Point Size
The magazine is set for the most part in Ariel font, point size 10.
Headlines and sub-headlines, usually be selected by the editors and sub-editors, are in point size 12 and 14, BOLD with no full stop, one line spacing after headings.
Author’s sign-off is bold Lucida Handwriting font with point size 11-14 depending on space available and length of name/title
Text is justified, with headlines aligned left and contributors name, at the foot of the article, aligned right.
Text elements aim for a clean and uncluttered style. This means in submitted text there should be no italics, no underlining and no bold text. Because text is justified there are no paragraph indentations, a single line spacing between paragraphs and no bulleted copy although occasionally these latter may be added later by editors.
Single as in ‘nil desperandum’, used for emphasis only, to draw attention
Double as in “A very good day to you”, said The Master. only for speech or a quotation identified to an author.
Names are shown as given name followed by surname as John Smith, Mr. and Mrs. are used where a given name is not known.
Local (Slough area or 01753) numbers, the area code is always omitted in magazine copy but may be quoted in advertisements.
All other numbers, both area code and number are shown.
The ‘clean’ full date with shortened day of week, no commas, strokes etc, and no day suffix (nd, st, and th). Order of play always day, month and year. Correct style is Thurs 29 May 2006
The full style as 11:00 am, 12:00 noon, 2:00 pm