Information for Authors
We at the Flyer are hungry for submissions from all Potomac Division members.
We suspect most of you have experiences and knowledge worth sharing with your fellow
modelers. Perhaps you're afraid to write? No problem. We can work with you to produce
an item that will make you look good. So please, if you have an idea, send us a brief
description of what you propose to write. Send it to: Potomac-Flyer@potomac-nmra.org.
(And if we have suggestions, don't take it as rejection. We're just trying to make you
and the Flyer look better.)
Now a few notes: when you get approval for an article, please observe the following
steps to get your contribution into print.
First, compose and submit your piece in one of the following preferred formats:
TXT, DOC, DOCX, or RTF. Please do not double space after periods. Don't hyphenate any
words. Don't send us items with abnormal margins.
Then, consider what photos, illustrations or other graphics can go with the
text. These are essential. But DO NOT include them in your text. Instead, put
notations in the text such as "Insert Photo #1 here." Send the illustrations
separately (and numbered as you would want them in the text, for example:
"Belida1.jpg" or "PhotoEtch1.jpg"). JPG, GIF, or PNG formats are best for pictures.
If you have captions you would prefer for your illustrations, please create a
separate text for captions only, each of which should be linked to a specific numbered
picture. For example, "'The front grill has been cut away from the engine'-with
(Please note when the article is being prepared for insertion in the Flyer, pictures
sometimes have to be relocated.)
- Also, don't forget to add a short biographical sketch and provide a headshot
photo of yourself.
All articles are subject to editing. However, if any edit might affect the substance
or meaning of your text, you will be asked if the proposed change preserves
both the accuracy and intent of your wording.
One more thing: we want your photos. We need submissions for "Models We Admire." This
is another opportunity to share the fun of model railroading. We can even provide help
with the photography if needed.
And you'll have our thanks - and the appreciation of your fellow Potomac Division