SUBJECT: Lure fishing Ė obviously. Absolutely anything remotely connected to the sport. Tackle, tactics, the fish we are trying to catch, the weather, anecdotes, humour (moderately polite is good), buying/selling, British, foreign, travel. Coarse, game, sea, shore, boat Ė all potential areas warranting articles.
HOW MANY WORDS?The ideal length for a Lure Angler article is between 750 and 1500 words. This is long enough to get your points across, but short enough to allow room in the magazine for the widest possible range of subjects and plenty of pictures. If what you have to say really warrants more than that, then write more than that. I can always serialise it if necessary.
SPELLING & GRAMMAR:Irrelevant. I can tidy it up if necessary, and people are far more interested in what you have to say, than whether or not your spelling and grammar would get you into Eton. We are anglers first and journalists last.
HOW TO SUBMIT AN ARTICLE:
By e-mail: Write your article in Microsoft Word, Works or some other word processing programme and e-mail it straight to firstname.lastname@example.org
On Disc: Alternatively you can burn it onto a cd or dvd and post it to me. This second option might suit you best if you are not on broadband and have a lot of photographs.
By Post: If you have no computer, I am very happy to receive submissions that are written (legibly) in longhand. It helps considerably, if you only write on every second line. This makes it easier to read and allows room for notes.
Please send postal contributions to the editor at the address printed inside the front cover of the magazine.
PHOTOGRAPHS:Yes please. If you have them, send as many as you have. If you havenít, donít worry, I have a large data-base of my own that I can use to illustrate your subject matter. If you only have prints or slides, that is fine. Send them in and I will scan and return them asap.
Digital Photographs: If you are sending them in on a disc then leave them as you took them. If you are sending them in by e-mail, you may need to reduce the file size, either by saving them at a lower quality or a smaller size. However you do it, the larger the file size the better, even if that means sending each one on a separate e-mail. Aim for a file size of around 1 mb. At the end of the day, I would rather you sent in whatever you have and if there is a problem, we can sort it out from there.
LETTERS & FEEDBACK:Are always welcome. If people donít let me know what they want to read about or what they do or donít like, then I have to guess. E-mails are fine and I will print any that are sent in for publication.