Guidelines for Submissions to NMPCA Slip Trail and eNews


We have two venues we use to communicate with our members. Historically “The Slip Trail” was our newsletter, the current version is an online resource where longer articles can be housed. The Slip Trail  is also interactive (a blog) so that members and the public at large can comment on articles on the website. Our electronic newsletter “eNews” goes out to members only in form of a (mostly) weekly edition that arrives in member’s inbox.


Members:  You can see past issues of the eNews and Slip Trail in the members area when logged in.

Slip Trail Submission:

Articles for The Slip Trail are items that are article length so a few paragraphs rather than something that is sent through email. These articles can be about anything that might interest ceramic artists whether those things are concerning functional work or sculptural. Members have written articles about a wide range of subjects including workshops they have attended to internships they have had. These can truly be about anything that interests ceramic artists.

1.    Format your article the way you would like it to appear on The Slip Trail. We will do our best to present the article as close as we can to your vision given the restraints of the blog format.                                           

2.    When using Microsoft Word or Mac Pages, do not embed photos in the document but send as a separate attachment, jpg format is best.  If a PDF document is used it will be as a link and not in the article.

3.    Images are encouraged to make the article more interesting.  Two or three small images can be included in the article, but beyond that we need one image that will that is considered the headliner image. This “headliner image” must be horizontal. Think of this image as the one that will sum up the article. It shows up on the home page and can be clicked on to bring up the your article. Images should be no larger than 200k bytes each. A good guideline is to make sure the image is no larger than 800 pixels in either direction. The editor can size your image for you.

4.    We cannot have attachments to your article. If you want the readers to have access to a document, provide a link in your article where they can click to pick up the document on your website.  (If you do not have a website and need to provide a document, you can create the document as a PDF file and it will be used as an link. the editor can help you with this.  

5.    Meet the member is a Section of “The Slip Trail.” It is a way to get to know our membership and what is going on with their ceramics. We randomly select member to summit a short Bio and a landscape photo to go with the article.

For more information contact temporary Slip Trail editor

Jacquita Beddo

webmaster@nmpotters.org






    Guidelines for e-News:

    Items about the ceramic arts or NMPCA membership activities can be included in eNews.  eNews is generally published on Wednesday or Thursday or on as as-needed basis.  In order to insure timely sending of your message, please follow these simple guidelines:


    Members please send your message via email to the eNews editor, enews@nmpotters.org, at least 2 days before the required publication date.
    Format your message as text in the email message or attach a word document.  Please be sure to include your name, location and contact information.

    1.     Format your message the way it should be sent to the members. When using an email brake the message by lines or indicate Start Message and End Message. 
                                             
    2.    When using Microsoft Word or Mac Pages, do not embed photos in the document but send as a separate attachment, jpg format is best.  If a PDF document is used it will be as a link and not in the article. If your message is very long, it might make a good article for the Slip Trail.

    3.    Images can make your message more interesting to the recipients.  One or two small images can be included in the message. They should be no larger than 200k bytes each. A good guideline is to make sure the image is no larger than 800 pixels in either direction. The eNews editor can size your image for you.

    4.    We cannot have attachments to your eNews article. If you want the recipients to have access to a document, such as a show application, provide a link in your message text where they can click to pick up the document on your website.  (If you do not have a website and need to provide an expanded document to the members, you can create the document as a PDF file and it will be used as an link. the eNews editor can help you with this. 
     
    5.   If you have a piece of equipment or other item you think would be of interest to our membership and want to post the item for sell.  Please write a short to the point “ad” and include price, your name, where the item is located, if any transportation or aide of transportation would be offered, along with contact information. 
             
    6.    Meet the member is a new Section for the eNews. It is a way to let member know about you and what is going on with your ceramics. We randomly select member to summit a short Bio and a landscape photo to go with the article.

    For more information contact the eNews editor

    Ericka Norris or Judy Nelson-Moore

    enews@nmpotters.org

     

    See past issues of the Slip Trail and ENews by logging into the members only portion of this website. 

    We call ourselves the NMPCA

      Visit our Blog                www.celebrationofclay.com See our Exhibitions                        Find us on Facebook                             Contact Us

    NMPCA is a 501c3 Organization.  ©2017 New Mexico Potters and Clay Artists. All rights reserved

    Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software