Need Your Submissions
By Alex Belida, Flyer Editor
Most of you probably have experiences and knowledge worth sharing with
your fellow modelers. The Flyer wants to hear from you.
If you have an idea for an article, send us a brief description of what
you propose to write. Send it to: Potomac-Flyer@potomac-nmra.org
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
- 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 illustration #2."
- Also, don't forget to add a short biographical sketch and provide a
headshot photo of yourself.
All articles are subject to editing (and photos might have to be
relocated). 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.
more thing: even if you don't want to write an article, we still could
use your photos. Recently we asked for submissions for a new feature
called "Models We Admire" and published some photos from our MMRs to
inspire you. Maybe you think yours can't match up? Well, you'll never
know unless you send us some.
special note on photos: please only send us photos you took or
photos for which you have written permission to use (and then tell us
whose photo it was so we can give that person credit). Please don't just
pluck something off the Internet and think you can use it unless the
owner of the website states clearly that his or her material is free to
use. We don't want to run afoul of any copyright infringement