Guild Notes Submission Deadline February 11

We are now in the planning stages for the next issue of Guild Notes! This is the official call for submissions, and the deadline is Friday, February 11th. Below are the guidelines for submission. Please send me an email as soon as possible if you plan to submit an article, and let me know what your topic will be. This allows me to begin planning and avoids any duplication of topics. Edited drafts will be due on Friday, February 11th. Let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing about what you have been up to and making this another great issue!


  • Please make sure your article pertains to Guild work. Many Guild members are involved in a number of organizations and groups outside of the Guild, who do amazing and important work on critical issues. However, if this work isn't connected directly to the work the Guild is doing, has no involvement of Guild members, or has no way for Guild members to plug in in a meaningful way, it is not really appropriate for Guild Notes. Legal and political essays can be submitted to the NLG Review at
  • All submissions should be in MS Word, Wordperfect or a text file, and sent as an attachment to Please do NOT send articles in the body of an email as this creates time-consuming formatting problems.
  • Please keep your articles to the word limit of 700 words (500 if you plan to include photos). The National Office will let you know if we are considering your topic for a cover story, in which case a longer article may be appropriate. Any article exceeding the word limit will be returned to you for editing if you have not received prior approval for a longer article.
  • Always include the names of the authors and a suggested title for your piece.
  • Articles will be edited for length, grammatical errors, and readability. We will do our best to keep your article in tact and maintain your intended meaning, but minor changes to your writing may be made.
  • Photos are strongly encouraged! A picture is worth a thousand words. We want Guild Notes to be visually appealing as well as informative, so if you have photos, please send them along even if you are not writing an article! Photos should be as high-resolution as possible - ideally large JPEGs. Please do not send photos you found on the internet, as these are usually low-res and bad for printing. Please include a photo credit and suggested caption with any photos you send.
  • Articles should be as timely as possible. This issue will cover any issues or events from now until May. Expected publication is early March.