Want to write for Tasmanian Geographic?
Thanks for your interest and enthusiasm, and for sharing ideas for our consideration. These guidelines are designed to aid that process, and may be of service in your projects and endeavours.
On a planet that has been extensively mapped, we believe that there are still entire regions of thought, creativity, and understanding to be charted and explored. We enjoy any sort of content with an exploratory or educational slant. It does not have to be about Tasmania!
The best way to get a sense of our content is to look at the web page. Interviews, travelogues, project updates, trip reports, essays, and reviews are all fine by us. We are not a news journal, but are interested in current affairs. Overall, we prefer “evergreen” content.
We are happy to consider previously published material, including book excerpts. We request the rights to post and share your material on our website and to use in future marketing effort (with attribution). We will be enabling readers to share content via social networks.
Our main content is articles combining 500-2000 words of text with at least ten photographs. If possible, please provide a short list of interesting facts to run as a sidebar.
Please spell-check your text, and consider running it past a trusted friend for a proof read. If necessary, we will make minor corrections of spelling and grammar of our own initiative, and promise that we will discuss any major changes with you.
Make sure your quotes are accurate. We hope that you maintain a list of your reference materials- you don’t need to send them our way, but keep them on hand if required.
Send us the text “inline”, that is, pasted into an email. Our email program can handle bold and italic fonts; if it’s absolutely necessary to use anything more complicated than this, then send an attached document as a .docx.
Please please Please chekc your spelling and, punctuation!
Do not include images in attached documents, but send them as captioned files (see below).
While we have some ability to externally source photographs, we prefer that authors provide accompanying images. (Guidelines for images are below). Please ensure that you have appropriate permission to use the images from the copyright holders, and have captioned them properly.
Visual Work – Photography
We can work with images as illustrations with an article or as a themed photo or art essay with at least a paragraph of summary description (easiest for photographers)
Our website uses photo filenames as captions.Please provide images with the file names as captions of less than thirty words. Make them somewhat interesting- why did you take this photo?
Please ensure that this caption retains the name of the photographer (even if it is yourself), e.g. “A rainbow is observed in the high mountains of the Himalaya- by Galen Rowell.jpg”. Check your speling and Capitalisation, as errors in these do stand out!
Send .jpg or.png images less than 2 mb, unless specifically requested.
Your photos might be shared on social media and published on a share-enabled web site. We will do our best to retain all the metadata and captioning….but if you are worried about this, the best solution is for you to watermark your images lightly.
Please check and doublecheck that you have the appropriate permissions to the photographs. This may require checking in with photographers, models, subjects, and copyright holders. By sending us images you assert that all is OK.
Artwork, maps, audio, and video will be published using similar templates to that on the website. We’ll manually generate screenshots from videos for low-bandwidth users and online sharing.
Whenever possible, please caption the files properly. We are especially interested in photospheres, timelapses, and interactive maps.
Sharing is caring
We request that contributors will actively share their and other articles with their friends via social networks, and thereby help the magazine reach new audiences. Please feel free to forward this document to anyone you know who may be interested in sharing their work.
Tasmanian Geographic will champion your content to the world. We will endeavour to share your art, knowledge, and enthusiasm to the widest possible audience.
If you are a new contributor to Tasmanian Geographic, we’ll need a short biography (100 words), a photograph of yourself, and contact details including links to web pages, affiliations, or businesses.