Contributor guidelines

Commentaries should be approximately 750 words. This is very important.

does not pay for commentary or articles, but we will read it and consider it for publication.

Because of the volume of e-mail receives, we are unable to respond to most unsolicited commentary submissions and inquiries. However, if we intend to run an unsolicited commentary, we will contact the writer within five business days of receiving it.

We link to commentaries in other Internet publications if we think they will be of interest to our readers.

All commentaries must be e-mailed in an e-mail. No attachments will be accepted.

Please include your name, ground address, e-mail address and phone number.

New writers to should include a brief (no more than 25 words) bio describing yourself, your expertise and/or where you have been published previously.

Keep it readable. Too many statistics, technical terms, acronyms, links or italics will cause readers to lose interest.

Numbers less than 10 are spelled out; numbers greater than nine are written as numbers. Exceptions: Always spell the number out if it begins a sentence. Write the number if it signifies age or percentage. Fractions such as two-thirds are spelled out and hyphenated.

Titles such as president, governor, etc. are lower case unless they immediately precede the person who holds the title. For example, President George Bush is currently the president of the United States.

Don't follow organization names with acronyms. Write out the full name of the organization the first time and use its acronym with later references.

All text should be left-justified and each paragraph separated by a single line space.

Stick to your main point and back up your assertions with examples, logic, links, and/or facts. Unsubstantiated opinion is not very helpful, nor interesting.


Documents are stored on the Web site in plain text format, so e-mails will be saved as text files. If you choose to format words (and you don't have to if you don't want to), use HTML tags as described below:

Format words to be italicized using HTML tags as follows: <I>italicize these words</I>

Format words to be bold face using HTML tags as follows: <B>bold face these words</B>

Format numbered lists using HTML tags as follows:
<LI>First list entry
<LI>Second list entry
<LI>Third list entry

After each <LI> tag is the information for that line item. If you just want bulleted, unnumbered lists, substitute a U for the O in the <OL> tags. Example:

There are four things one must do to survive:
<LI>Breathe air.
<LI>Assimilate food and water.
<LI>Control body temperature.

Format links using HTML tags as follows:

<A HREF="">place the text for the URL here</A>.

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