Some Tech Savvy folk from the Bicycling world are looking for stories from writers, photographers and cycling enthusiasts to fill in their apps designed for iphones and ipod touch devices.
Back in March, the Hobart Bike Kitchen was kind enough to let us include their name and contact information in our iPad app, entitled In Common: bikes. The app was released on May 15, and it’s been so well-received that we’re now reformatting it for iPhones and iPod Touch devices.
The problem is, we don’t have very many stories from Tasmania, Australia or New Zealand, and we don’t have any photographs from these areas. I wondered if any of you are (in addition to being cycling enthusiasts) writers or photographers? Would you be interested in submitting some bike-related material to the In Common project?
If you have any questions, feel free to email me directly, or visit the In Common website at http://www.foxandbee.com/InCommonBikes.html. Thanks so much!
writer, editor, & part-time bike fanatic
Submission Guidelines: Articles
In Common welcomes original essays and personal narratives. We look for positive, engaging non-fiction stories that invite the audience to explore new cultures, countries and places. We prefer well-researched, unsentimental and non-judgmental pieces, and we ask that all essays directly relate to the theme of an issue.
Articles must be between 500 and 2000 words long. Due to technical constraints, we can not accept anything longer. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you notify us immediately if the work has been accepted elsewhere.
In Common only accepts electronic submissions. Please attach your document (.doc or .rtf) to an email and write “Submission: (Theme) Article” in the subject line. In the body of your email, please include your name, address, and a 50-word biography. Send your email to email@example.com.
In Common invites photographers to send us between 3 and 10 photographs relating to the current theme. We like friendly, thought-provoking, and amusing pictures that show how the theme is used or interpreted in a region or culture.
File size must be no greater than 3 megabytes, and we accept either portrait or landscape photographs. In Common will not consider any photographs that it identifies as obscene, provocative, or otherwise containing objectionable content. We also ask that photographers secure all permissions. If a person is clearly the subject of the image, the photographer is responsible for ensuring they have obtained written consent from the model.
In Common only accepts electronic submissions. Please attach your photographs (.jpg) to and email and write “Submission: (Theme) Photos” in the subject line. In the body of your email, please include your name, address, and a 50-word biography. Send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As compensation, authors and photographers whose work has been accepted for In Common will receive a copy of the iPad app in which their work appears. Or, if they prefer, we will contribute a $5 donation towards a Kiva loan.
We will accept submissions for In Common: shoes until 12 noon on July 1, 2011.