Instructions for Article Submissions
Lotus Guide will accept your article submissions but there are some ground rules to go by.
Please read these rules thoroughly; this will save you time and us as well.
Please keep in mind that we are very supportive of our advertiser’s and it’s for this reason they have editorial priority when it comes to submitting and article for publication.
If you have an ongoing ad with Lotus Guide size doesn’t matter; if you want to place a 1 Time ad to submit an article it needs to be at least a 1/6th size ad or larger. A 1/6th ad is $365. and is a fairly large ad, plus you are getting at least 2 pages of space and your ad is sent out on our Community Email with a link to your article to over 9,000 residents. At this time we are printing 18,000 magazines.
Your article will also be read online in our Online Flip Magazine and it also has it’s own page that will be on our website indefinitely.
If you want to submit an article to be published Online only, there is a $25. cost to cover our time and this would include any photos or graphics you want in the ad along with HotLinks to any websites or emails. This also gives you an external link to your website which helps in Google Searches.
We ALWAYS reserve Editorial Privilege (the ability to add to or change content)
- All article submissions must be 900 words or less, this allows for space to place up to 2 graphic’s or photo’s.
- You article must have all your contact information at the end of the article.
- Very Important ~ Your article must not read like an “info-mercial” In other words, it must be as generic as possible. We receive material occasionally that reads exactly like a “flyer” and if we printed it, it would actually be a very large ad. This doesn’t work for anyone. We are delighted to let the community know what you do but your article must be informational in content and read in such a way that it helps people understand the technique or theory in general. Since your contact information is there you are still getting recognition. Let your ad actually do the selling.
Occasionally we make exceptions in regard to the length, but you will need to contact us and let us know that your subject matter simply cannot be condensed and still have the information needed to be a comprehensive article. Your article must be emailed to us and either be in the email itself or as an attachment as a .doc file. If you have any photo’s or graphics you would like to be included, you can email those also in a high resolution format so the printing quality will be good. Usually as a 300 dpi jpg or gif will do. Email your submission to: email@example.com
If you have a Profile on this website you can also submit your article for posting on the website. If you do not have a Profile it’s easy to start which also allows you to post Events, Classifieds, etc.