The New Lomography News Section: Submission Guidelines

2010-06-16 7

Welcome to the new hub of the Lomography Magazine for news, current information and coverage of all things to do with analogue photography and important updates on the latest from Lomography! Check out our newest guidelines and earn Piggies!

Photo by: cyanwater

News
This is the hub for news, current information and coverage of all things related to analogue photography and Lomography. Learn about the newest analogue products, projects from the community and analogue enthusiasts the world over. Once logged in, you can also rate and leave comments on articles and even submit your own.

News Submission Guidelines
The following guidelines demonstrate what we look at before we publish a piece in the News section. We want to encourage personal freedom but also point out what to keep in mind before you submit a work to this section. Keep in mind that these are guidelines, not rules, writing and reading should be a joyful experience!

Photo by: anarchy

Overview
A news piece is first and foremost, new. As well as this, it is fact-based information, not just opinion or narrative. For this reason, please cite as many resources as possible to support your text. The reader should gain an insight into a current trend, happening or event that is going on in the world of analogue photography or as covered with an analogue point of view. Below are some of the things that you should consider when you write a piece for the News section.

Title:
Please try to think of what the main subject is in your piece for the title.

Summary:
The summary text appears with a teaser box and gives potential readers a quick overview of why this piece is interesting. You should try to answer the basic who, where, what, why and when questions in about 40 words or minimum 3 lines. This text should also appear at the top of every entry above the header photo.

Content: (Should be 100 to 300 words)
It should be clear in your submission that your piece is in fact a story about a “news worthy” issue / event or topic. Focus on the subject of the piece you are writing. If your story includes an interview, give a brief third person introduction to the interviewee. If it is a product or event on the other hand, some background or context should be provided. Keep specifics in mind while writing. Refer to any cameras you are using with the correct full names. Mention where to get more information or when the product will be available.

Links & References
If you use information from another site you must mention this and make the appropriate references.

Tags
There is a minimum tagging requirement of 5 tags per entry. Tags make it easier for another reader to find your piece.

Photo by: ftwentytwo

Pictures
As we are Lomographers and writing about analogue news, pictures must be included. For a News piece a minimum of 4 pictures have to be included. Keep in mind that for the News and Lifestyle sections you may either choose to have a photo gallery or individual photos which divide the text. Decide what best suits your piece.

Typical News Post Format

1. Main Message Title
2. Summary (2-3 lines would be best)
3. Header Photo (your favourite shot from the set)

4. Body Text

5. Closing Lines
6. Source Links/References (if any)

Examples

News Buzz: Tv shows, magazines, blogs and analogue outlets any analogue lover would want to know about.

The Mijonju Show

Current Event: Covered from an Analogue Perspective

Pool Parties at the Cannes Film Festival by Miss Marion

Tate Modern Voyeurism Exhibition Photography

New Analogue Products:

Psychedelic Kodak Brownie Renders

Spotted: Celebrity sightings with a Lomography camera or notable coverage in the press

Audrey Tautou Snaps with the Lomo LC-A+

And Remember! Any submission that fulfils one of the monthly topics listed in Requested Entries will receive 10 Piggy Points for published articles!

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 Ron Gaby if you want to discuss something in detail!

written by kazarareta on 2010-06-16 #news #relaunch #news #guidelines #magazine

7 Comments

  1. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    love this bit.

  2. iaki
    iaki ·

    great!

  3. paramir
    paramir ·

    i have one question then. this used to be "blog" before it was news. so where do things that are more blog-ish go to nowadays? for example - "doubles with you"?

  4. tiro8
    tiro8 ·

    ok, but how do you actually submit a news item? i have a very timely one, but have been looking for a way to submit it for more than a week now. thanks for any help!

  5. plainjane
    plainjane ·

    thanks for the feedback!
    submission links are on their way! in the mean time please send me an email if you would like to publish something jane.collison@lomography.com

    while the news is taking a more news and time based direction - doubles with you & my friend will stay in the news - it is all about community first =)

  6. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    so if its a personal experience, it goes to news? not analogue lifestyle?

  7. yokekei
    yokekei ·

    Hi... how do type bold text and insert bullet as list style in article submission? thanks

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