Write for the Medway Broadside

A SHORT GUIDE TO WRITING FOR THE MEDWAY BROADSIDE
 
Articles for The Medway Broadside  should:1. Be on a news or cultural topic relevant to Medway.
2. Be well-written in clear, concise prose and coherently structured.
3. Be 400-800 words long. Allowances will be made for in-depth features.
4. Be your own work and not directly reproduced from press releases or from other sources without clearly stating so.
5. Be original and not a re-hash of a well-worn subject.
6. Avoid specialist jargon where possible, but if required to use it then explain fully.
7. Adopt a neutral tone and report incidents rather than comment (news articles).
8. Present clear arguments and not resort to ranting (comment and analysis).
9. Avoid racist, sexist, homophobic or other discriminatory language.
10. Avoid endorsing specific political parties

The Medway Broadside retains the right to edit articles to fit these criteria

HOW TO SUBMIT ARTICLES

You can submit articles to editor@themedwaybroadside.com or copy and paste them into our contact form

GENERAL STYLE GUIDE

Spelling, hyphenation and capitalization: we follow the Eleventh edition,
revised (the current edition, published 2006) of the Concise
Oxford English Dictionary

Numbers: we spell out under 101 except for exact measurements,
cross-references, and series of quantities, and before abbreviations.
Dates are as 21 October 1805, 15th November.

Inverted commas: we use single inverted commas, with double inside.

Italics: we use italics for films, books, albums, ships, TV programmes,
and so on, and for foreign phrases and sentences. Singles and EPs are
in roman in inverted commas. Words and phrase of foreign origin that
the Concise Oxford English Dictionary considers adopted into English are
in roman – coup d’état, franc, ouzo, zeitgeist.

Contractions and acronyms do not take full points, but lower-case initials
forming abbreviations do.

House style is not applied to quoted material

  • Posted on 9. June 2005
  • Written by admin
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