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Publishing Guidelines

The Belted Gazette

Fearrington Homeowners Association, Pittsboro, NC
Published by The Belted Gazette Staff
 

The following are guidelines used by The Belted Gazette’s newsletter team to publish the community’s monthly newsletter. Residents and community organizations submitting material are asked to follow these practices.

 

Topic Guidelines

Purpose

The Belted Gazette is an important channel of communication between the Board of Directors, Fearrington clubs and organizations, and residents of the village. The board uses the newsletter to inform residents of important issues and decisions. Clubs and other organizations report on their activities and announce upcoming events of village-wide interest. The Belted Gazette also includes features on topics of general interest to residents.

Articles for inclusion in The Belted Gazette may be submitted by members of the board or representatives of Fearrington clubs and organizations, or may be solicited by the editors.

Articles for inclusion in The Belted Gazette may be submitted by members of the board or representatives of Fearrington clubs and organizations, or may be solicited by the editors.

Residents are welcome to suggest topics of interest to the editors and/or submit material for possible inclusion.

How to Submit

Organizations, groups, clubs, community non-profits, and local government agencies wishing to publicize an upcoming event or add an event to the monthly calendar should submit this content using the Announcement Submission form.

Individuals interested in writing an article of general interest to the Fearrington community should submit their ideas for approval using the Feature Article Request form.

Do you have photographs to accompany an article or for consideration otherwise? Use the Photo Submission form.

Monthly Deadline



How to Submit & Forms to Use

  • Announcements deadline: Content must be received by midnight of the 15th of the preceding month; submissions received earlier than the deadline are welcome and appreciated.
  • Feature article deadline: Articles approved for publication must be received by midnight of the 10th of the preceding month.
  • Frequency: Notices of coming events may appear in The Belted Gazette (and/or the Calendar) up to two times—once the during the month before the event and once during the month of the event.
  • FHA committee submissions: Content from FHA Board committees should be submitted through the board member responsible for the committee.
  • Submissions, feature article ideas, and requests for any of the above isted forms, should be sent to editors@fearringtonfha.org.
Publication & Distribution
  • Publication: The Belted Gazette is published every month except August and is distributed a few days before the beginning of the month. Residents registered in the FHA’s Directory are sent The Belted Gazette by email.

Current and back issues of the newsletter can be found on the FHA webpage (www.fearringtonfha.org).

Size of Submissions

  • Official FHA content has no space limitations imposed.
  • Fearrington groups and clubs, as well as outside groups or charities, are encouraged to submit content of 150 words or fewer.

All content may be edited for space and clarity if needed.

Unacceptable
Content

Due to limitations of space and time, the following content is generally not suitable:

  • Reprints from other publications
  • Letters to the editor
  • Commercial advertising
  • Advocacy or political articles
  • Obituaries
  • Personal thank-you notes
  • Commentaries from individuals

Decisions concerning suitability will be made by The The Belted Gazette editors.

Editorial
Decisions

All editorial decisions are at the discretion of the editors, with guidance from the FHA Director of Communications. 

Questions or comments should be sent by email to the attention of The Belted Gazette’s manager at: Editors@FearringtonFHA.org.