The editors welcome your contributions to The Genescene. To help you get started here are the basics:
The deadline is 4pm on the second Monday of the month prior to publication. For example, if you want to have an article considered for the March edition it needs to be submitted electronically by the second Monday of February at 4pm. Submissions well before the deadline are appreciated.
How to submit your article:
Write your article and save it as a .txt .doc or .docx format. Then use your browser to open The Genescene page of the Foundation website. Click on the button to submit an article.
You will be asked to enter the author’s name, address, email and phone number (with area code).
Fill in the information and click the buttons to upload the article and any associated images.
Click on the “Submit” button.
The system should display a message that the information was received successfully. If you don’t see that confirmation message your article was not received and you should contact the Foundation office for help.
*Residents: Although we ask for your email and phone number we typically only print your name and email address in the byline. However, if you wish for your phone number to appear then simply include it in the body of the article.
*Staff and Committee Members: Since members of the community may wish to contact you we typically print your name, the official email address (ending in @geneseefoundation.org) and your phone number.
Maximum Length of Articles:
Editor’s Letter: 500 words
Letter to the Editor: 500 words
Manager’s Letter: 500 words
Open Space Manager’s Article: 500 words
Articles: 300 words
Committee Reports: 300 words
Board Communications: no restriction.
Special Articles Requested by the Editors: maximum length will be specified
What editors do with your article:
They read your article and prepare it for insertion into a final form that is sent with other articles to the printer. All articles receive new margins, fonts, type size, headings and placement of images. Content may be changed to improve clarity, eliminate redundancy and correct errors in spelling or punctuation. Editors do their best not to change an author’s intended meaning, and most content editing is minor. However, if the editors feel major changes are needed an article may be returned to the author for revision and resubmission for a future issue. The Foundation budget imposes space limitations, so not all articles or photos can be published. If articles are not published the author will be notified. An alternative to print publication is the Foundation weekly email for short announcements or time-critical information.