Submit a story to "News from the Weaving World"
Do you have a story from the weaving world to share? This might be an interview with an interesting weaver, the tale of your trip to a fiber festival or event, a report about a moving gallery display, or something exciting that happened at your guild, etc.
If so, please tell us about it! If we agree that the news is something other weavers would like to hear about, and it hasn't already been reported on WeaveZine, we'll give it a quick editorial pass and then add it to the site.
Once you have an account and have logged in, you can create a news story using the Create News From the Weaving World page.
The first field on this page is required and asks you for a title for the news story. I recommend choosing something pithy and descriptive.
Next is the text area in which you'll enter the content of the news story. You can even add pictures to your story.
Next you'll indicate whether you want to save the news story as a draft (so you can come back again and work on it later) or submit it to Editorial Review.
You also have the option of leaving a comment that will appear in the workflow log. You can use this to leave a private note for the editorial staff that you don't want to appear in the actual news story.
Next comes the most important part of the process. Hit the Save button. Until you hit Save, the news story isn't stored on the server.
See that Preview button? Ignore it. Hit Save. Trust me on this one. There's nothing more frustrating that writing content, and then accidentally closing the page before you hit Save. (Ask me how I know.)
(Tip: It's a good idea to compose your news story in a file on your computer ahead of time and then cut-and-paste the text into the web form. That way, if something interrupts your browser's connection to the server before you hit Save, you won't have to rewrite it.)
After you hit Save one of two things will happen:
1) If you saved it as a draft, you'll get a thank-you email with a link to your saved draft, so you can revise it at your leisure.
2) If you sent it to Editorial Review, you'll get a thank-you email for your submission, and then a nice editor will go over your submission, evaluate its appropriateness for WeaveZine, copyedit the text, and then either publish it on the site or—if it needs a bit more work—email you, asking for a rewrite.
And that's all there is to it!