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Title the couch forum newsletter
Message hello everyone, i want to start publishing a newsletter for the couch forum. many forums, as you may know, offer monthly newsletters by email, but i’m talking about doing something a little different. another forum that i used to frequent (MPG) was talking about doing something like this a few years ago and i don't know if it ever came to fruition. in any case, i've always liked the idea of doing a newsletter and i would like to make it a reality here at the couch. this is how i would like to see it work: the newsletter will be published quarterly, in PDF format, sized for 8.5” x 11” paper, and distributed by email to a recipient list of individuals who have subscribed to the list. the reason for distributing in PDF format is that i would like for people to be able to print hard copies for themselves (and also to share with friends or whatever). down the line i would like to progress toward distributing the newsletter in a hard copy format. for now, we’ll start with PDF. we could call the newsletter “the couch forum newsletter”, but i’d love to hear your suggestions for a better title. i’ve always been partial to the title “inklings” but maybe we could put some suggestions together for a title and vote on it. submission guidelines: active couch members may contribute to the newsletter. limit is 2 submissions per member, per issue. you may contribute 2 written pieces per issue, or 2 graphic pieces, or one written and one graphic. written contributions may be essays or compositions with a limit of 1,000 words per submission. for example, for the first issue i plan to submit an essay i wrote on the role of metaphor in recovery from trauma. fiction or non-fiction is acceptable, as well as poetry. they must be your own original work. if you are submitting an essay, please cite your references. (references are included in the word count.) written contributions may be edited for grammar and spelling ONLY, and edited pieces will not be published without your approval first. graphic contributions will be accepted in the form of your own original art or photographs, in black and white or color. art and photographs must be submitted in JPG format, no larger than 1200 x 1500 dpi. you will retain the copyright for your own work. each issue will contain a copyright notice that expresses that all works are being published with permission from the respective copyright owners. the inaugural issue of the couch forum newsletter will be published on november 5, 2006 (on the couch’s 2nd birthday). the deadline for submissions for the inaugural issue is october 1, 2006. please email your submissions to me at tierrasimbolica@gmail.com. include the title of your work (if it has a title), and please indicate how you would like to be credited. your couch member name may be used, or your real name, or both, as you prefer. for example, my works will be credited as "Susan Lien Whigham, aka libertygrl". as a rule, submissions received after the deadline for the current issue will automatically be considered for the issue that follows. as admin, i would like to do the honors of laying out the first issue, but i'm open to having other members contribute the layout for future issues if anyone is interested in helping out. all contributors to each issue will be permitted to proof the issue before it gets mailed to the list. please feel free to share your questions and feedback. lib
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