Submit a weaving tip to "Tip of the Day"
Most weavers have a trick or two that makes weaving easier. If you know a better way of doing something, please share! Published tips appear both in our Weaving Tips page, and we pull from the tips to randomly display a "Tip of the Day" on the front page of the site.
Once you have an account and have logged in, you can create a tip using the Create Tip page.
You'll see a text box on the page labeled, "Here's what I do to make weaving easier:" That's where you enter your tip! You can even add a picture, if you like.
Next you'll indicate whether you want to save the tip 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 tip.
Next comes the most important part of the process. Hit the Save button. Until you hit Save, the tip 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 tip 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!
Thanks for the tip!