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Analogue Lifestyle Section: Updated Submission Guidelines

The Analogue Lifestyle section caters to community members and analogue enthusiasts who wish to share and discover what’s happening in the world. From short essays and real life stories, to special interest pieces and critiques, this section examines all things analogue!

Overview

These submission guidelines show you what we are looking for in an Analogue Lifestyle piece. We want to encourage personal style and freedom but also point out several things to keep in mind when submitting an article. Remember, these are guidelines and not rules! The Lifestyle section is for Lomographers and analogue enthusiasts, so have fun writing!

We want you to share the many ways in which analogue and especially analogue photography is a part of your life. Be thoughtful and creative, and try to include vital facts such as your personal background, experience and specifications of the equipment used. And of course, feel free to express your personal view as well!

Filling Out the Analogue Lifestyle Submission Form

Title:

  1. Must suggest the main message of your piece.
  2. Must be specific.
  3. Example:

My One and Only LC-A+
Love at First Lomo
Love at First Lomo: My One and Only LC-A+

Tags:

  1. Must be at least 5, lowercase, and separated by commas.
  2. Must suggest the overall context/theme of your story.
  3. May include specific cameras, film types, or techniques used.
  4. May include relevant keywords and related interests.
  5. Example:

black and white photography, classic photographers, festivals, portraits, vintage

Summary:

  1. Must answer the basic who, where, what, why, and when questions.
  2. Must have 40 words maximum or 2-3 sentences.
  3. Must be different from the content.

Content:

  1. Must have 200 to 500 words.
  2. Must have at least 10 photos and 1 header photo which will serve as your article’s cover photo or thumbnail. (Please see how to embed a photo below). All photos should be at least 576px in width.
  3. We’d also like to remind everyone that your submissions should contain only the photos you’ve taken, unless you’re writing about a specific artist, photographer, project, etc. that you’d like to share with the Community. If you’re going to use photos from other websites, remember to secure permission and cite your sources.
  4. Must be well edited, clear, and concise. Try to keep your writing structured, interesting, and informative. Please observe the basics of capitalizations, grammar, and punctuations – but don’t fret, the Magazine Editors will do their best to make your article more reader-friendly.
  5. Try to wrap up your text by being conclusive and giving the reader something to take away. You may wish to close your piece with a thought provoking question or encourage debate in the comments section.

Submit your Analogue Lifestyle Piece here.

Formatting Your Analogue Lifestyle Piece

Basic Codes:

  1. If you want to use bold, just put the text in asterixes like *this text that will appear in bold*, which will result in this text that will appear in bold.
  2. For italics, just put it between underscores like _this short text_, which will result in this short text.
  3. To create bulleted lists, just put an asterisk before each item.

Photos:

  1. Uploading photos: You can use the submission form’s Assets tool to upload your photos. Just click the “Browse & Upload” button to select the photos you want to use for your article.
  2. Embedding a photo: Use [Photo:photo-ID-number-at-the-end-of-URL] to embed a photo from your LomoHome, or [Asset:asset-number-of-photo-uploaded] to embed a photo that you uploaded via Submission Form. When using two or more photos in the segments of your article, they should be embedded as galleries.
  3. Embedding a gallery: Use [Photos:photo-ID-numbers-at-the-end-of-URLs] to embed photos from your LomoHome, or [Assets:asset-numbers-of-photos-uploaded] to embed photos that you uploaded via Submission Form.
  4. Adding captions: To place captions or subtitles under your photos or galleries, simply add the text in the very next line of the photo code. Whenever you’re using photos from other websites, make sure to include a link to the sources of these photos. (Please see how to create links below.)

Videos:

  1. If you want to embed a video from your LomoHome, here is the code you should use: [Movie:number-of-video]
  2. If you want to embed a video from your LomoHome, here is the code you should use: [Movie:URL-of-the-video-from-YouTube-or-Vimeo]

Linking:

  1. To include a link in your article, simply put “quotation marks” before and after the word, phrase, or sentence you would like to link, followed by a colon and the URL you would like to use.
  2. Example:

"Lomography":http://www.lomography.com

References:

  1. Whenever you use information from other websites to help you write your Analogue Lifestyle pieces, it is necessary to cite them as your references at the end of your article.
  2. Example:

_All information for this article were taken from "Website A":http://www.insertwebsiteAhere, "Website B":http://www.insertwebsiteBhere, "Website C":http://www.insertwebsiteChere._

Important Notes

  1. Aside from adhering to the Submission Guidelines above, the Magazine Editors will base your submissions to the following criteria:
    Creativity: interesting and imaginative takes on the old and usual
    Originality: fresh, different, unconventional
    Relevance: timely and engaging stuff that the community will enjoy (i.e. requested posts)
    Overall Quality: cohesive paragraphs, grammatically sound, reader-friendly
  2. The Magazine Editors will prioritize submissions which belong to the current month’s Requested Posts. Published requested submissions will receive 10 Piggy Points. Published regular articles, which do not fall under the monthly requested topics, will receive 5 Piggy Points.
  3. It is the Magazine Editors’ right to bounce or reject submissions which do not comply to these guidelines and criteria.

Examples of Analogue Lifestyle Features

  1. Interviews: With professional photographers, award winners, photojournalists, and the like.
    Ellen Rogers: Instilled with Lustre and Wonder
  2. Personal Stories: While these examples are from Lomographers, we would like to see stories from all analogue walks of life!
    Shutter Stories: The Coron Sojourn
  3. Projects: What people are doing in the world out there to keep the analogue movement alive.
    Eric Luk: ’as time goes by
  4. Special Interest Pieces: Whether historically significant to the practice of analogue photography or tidbits from analogue collectors, these articles examine analogue photography from a unique perspective.
    Best of the Best: Brian Duffy

We have updated the Submission Guidelines to the other Magazine sections as well. Here are the links: Locations, News, Reviews, and Tipster.

Got any comments, questions or feedback? Anything to help us make the Magazine better is welcome! Hit up a comment on this post or contact Jill or Joy if you want to discuss something in detail!