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Latest updated April 2, 2011--please read before submitting news items!
Hello everyone! Welcome to the submission guidelines page!
Policy on news submissions.
1. What makes something news? ITG News articles are generally about events in the recent past. This generally includes but is not limited to past festivals, special-event concerts or appearances, appointments, tours, and deaths.
The ITG Website and ITG Journal have specific places for announcing future events, and reviewing publications and recordings, and advertisements. (Please see number 4 below.)
ITG News does not offer reviews, so please avoid superlatives and first person reflection.
Before submitting your news item, please look over similar items on the ITG News website to see how they are. You are always welcome to e-mail with questions before you begin writing.
Finally, ITG News reserves the right to (and probably will) edit all submissions for style.
2. Are there deadlines? The ITG News accepts articles only until 2 months after the event. Exceptions can be made for special cases (for example, if someone passed but it didn't come to the attention of any ITG member until later). We can put something older than two months on the webpage, but the event will probably not make it in the print journal.
3. About photos: ITG News loves photos! Please keep photo size around 100kB or less. (If we would like to submit the photo for print in the journal, we will ask for a larger copy.) If you really have absolutely no way to scale down your picture, we can work with that.
4. Other sections you may consider for sending your item: If your piece of information fits into any of the categories listed below, please send it to the link provided. Doing this right away will be much more expedient for all parties involved (you won't get a letter saying, "send this to someone else please,") and in some cases, can be the difference between making an October or January journal. The exceptions to this are items that are a product of or commission by the International Trumpet Guild.
The categories are:
CD and DVD stories --direct towards the CD/DVD review process. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Music publication stories go to email@example.com
Book stories should go to firstname.lastname@example.org
Event stories BEFORE THE EVENT should be directed to the ITG Calendar at email@example.com. In unusual circumstances the News will consider before-the-event stories.
For other outlets for your news item you may want to check Michael Anderson's excellent list of internet trumpet resources at http://www.trumpetguild.org/top25.html. People find www.tpin.org, www.trumpetherald.com, and trumpetmaster.com effective for disseminating new information and discussing it with trumpet colleagues. There are many other fine resources available.
Thank you very much for thinking of ITG News and please don't hesitate to contact us next time you have some news from the trumpet world.
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