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We 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.
  1.  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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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."
  4. 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.

One 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.

A 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 situations!