SASSON MAGAZINE FALL 2017
Thanks for considering submitting your work to Sasson!
To make it easier for everyone involved, we’ve put together the following guidelines for submissions:
BASIC EDITORIAL GUIDELINES:
- All submissions should be spell checked, and arranged in short, spaced paragraphs (for ease of reading on screen).
- Submissions should be no shorter than 400 words (unless they are poetry) and no longer than 1200 words, unless agreed with the relevant editor.
- Please avoid any crude or offensive language.
- Please ensure that what you’ve written is suitable for an orthodox Jewish audience. (If in doubt, please contact a relevant editor for their feedback before you post something up.)
- Please ensure that your piece doesn’t infringe the laws of lashon hara. (If you don’t know what they are, or how they properly apply, please contact an editor.)
- You should own the full copyright of whatever appears on SASSON (and you should continue to own the copyright after it appears on our site), including any pictures.
- Please don’t include any pictures in the text. Images should be attached as separate files to your submission. Please only attach pictures if you are 100% sure that you own the copyright (i.e., you snapped the picture yourself). Otherwise, Sasson magazine will find appropriate images for your piece that don’t infringe on any copyright laws (but feel free to suggest what sort of image you’d like, and if we can accommodate your preference easily, we will.)
- Wherever possible, please footnote your Torah submissions with the relevant sources.
- If your piece appears on the Sasson website, it will be linked to a WordPress Gravatar which will contain your biography, an image of your choosing and the ability to link back to your own website or blog.
- Please go to: gravatar.com to complete the details for your gravatar.
- If you want to publish under a pen-name, please make that very clear when you submit your piece. Pen-names are generally only accepted for FICTION work. You will need to set up a separate email for your pen-name, and complete the steps for the Gravatar, described above.
- Where fiction pieces are deemed to be on the right track but not quite ‘there’ yet, you will be invited to join Sasson’s free, online ‘Fiction Workshop’, overseen by Alizah Teitelbaum.
- We hope to have the Fiction Workshop up and running by February 2018.
ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR ONE OFF / FIRST TIME SUBMISSIONS:
- All submissions should be attached as a word document, spell checked, and arranged in short, spaced paragraphs (for ease of reading on screen).
- Please state clearly next to the title whether the submission is FICTION, NON-FICTION, TORAH, BOOK REVIEW, POETRY or OTHER. (If it’s OTHER, please explain why).
- Please include a short bio, plus picture to be used as a Gravatar (it doesn’t have to be of you – it can be anything you want that you feel somehow represents you and / or your piece).
- Please include an INTRO / EXPLANATORY PARAGRAPH that’s going to show up next to your post title on the Sasson Home Page, and (hopefully!) get people to click through and read your post.
After you’ve submitted your work, one of our editors will go through the file and come back to you with any comments / requests for amends.
All contributors are responsible for making the suggested corrections to their own work in the first instance.
Please send your amended piece back to the relevant editor for a final double-check. Your piece will be uploaded as a guest post by one of the Sasson editors.
Contributors will be able to see the final, amended piece before it’s published, and to raise any additional queries / suggestions / comments at that point.
IN CASE OF CONTROVERSY / DISPUTE
If anything you write sparks off some sort of heated controversy or dispute, the matter will be carefully evaluated by both the relevant editor(s) and if required, our rabbinic advisors.
As long as your piece is complying with our editorial guidelines and has already been checked with one of the editors, this shouldn’t be happening too often, but sometimes we do write things that touch a nerve, and in those instances, Sasson will work together with you to ensure that your writing experience, and the readers’ experience, continue to be as positive as possible.
That said, Sasson mag reserves the right to amend or remove a post if its subsequently judged to contain problematic statements or material.
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