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Submission Guidelines for The Blaze, the Official Publication of the Southwest Region.

 

Thank you for your interest in submitting content for The Blaze!  Below, you will find information on suggested article topics, deadlines, how to submit articles and the Jotform used to accept submissions.

 

For questions and concerns, please reach out to Soror Kennedy Williams, the regional journalist. Her contact information is in the Southwest Region's 2020-2021 directory.

 

Suggested article topics:

  • Sorors on the front lines of COVID-19

  • Social action

  • Women’s empowerment

  • Economic fortitude and self-sufficiency

  • Arts and letters events

  • Reclamation activities

  • Delta Dear spotlights/features

  • Collegiate member spotlights/features

  • Alumnae member spotlights/features

  • Founders Day activities

  • Sisterhood activities

  • Regional/ chapter milestones

  • Heritage and archives

 

Deadlines:

There are two submission deadlines of April 25 and May 25 for the summer issue of The Blaze to be released in June. Submissions are not required for each deadline, but they are offered so that articles can be submitted and reviewed on a rolling basis. The Jotform will close at 11:59 p.m. Central on May 25, so all submissions must be in by then.

 

Submission Requirements:

  • Word count: between 250-750 words

  • May submit Word or Google Doc

  • Byline of the journalist or author/writer of the article

  • Suggested headline

  • 2-5 photos with captions included (identify people in photos left to right)

  • Photo credit of photographer, if applicable

  • Collegiate Chapters should include the Chapter Name and College/University

 

Who Can Submit:

Chapter presidents or their designees, chapter journalists, state journalists and regional committee chairs. If you are in a chapter and would like to write an article, please contact your chapter president or their designee to ensure that your article gets submitted.

 

Uploading Files:

Articles may be submitted via Word documents or Google Docs links. If submitting more than one article at a time, multiple articles may be included in the same Word file or Google Doc or uploaded individually.

 

Photo Captions Guide:

Please ensure that all uploaded photos have captions. Please take note of the name/ number of the photos you’re submitting, as all submitted photos must be named, and captions must include the name of the photo. There is a submission field on the form that allows for photo captions to be written or copied/ pasted in. Please follow this captions guide:

 

Photo name/ number_ description of photo and/or list of sorors in photo from left to right

 

Ex:

Photo 1_North Dallas Suburban Alumnae reclamation event

Photo credit: Kennedy Williams

 

Photo 3276_Soror Brown and Soror Cornish at 2021 National Convention in Atlanta

Photo credit unavailable.