Guidelines for Authors to Submit Articles on USAdojo.com
Martial Arts Enterprises (MAE, Inc.) has some of the largest most visited martial arts web sites on the web today. USAdojo.com is just one of our websites and is a virtual encyclopedia of martial arts. Our website is called USAdojo.com but our scope is international. We welcome all martial artists to submit articles, reviews of products and services, biographies of notable martial artists and information on systems and/or styles. We welcome submissions from authors from anywhere in the world and from any system or style as long as the information is true, well written and in English.
USAdojo.com is an internet publication and we do not have submission date restrictions. You can submit articles at any time. New articles will be released as quickly as possible.
Columns require at least 6 submissions a year, 1 column every other month. We prefer monthly columns. If you would like a regular column please contact us at info (at) martialartsenterprises (dot) com to submit an article for review.
The preferred submission method for articles, photos, and artwork is by email using the address info (at) martialartsenterprises (dot) com.
Please submit articles in one of the following formats:
- Microsoft Word (.doc)
- Open Office Writer (.odt)
- Rich Text Format (.rtf)
- Plain Text (.txt)
Along with the above text, you can submit a completed article with photos in place as a PDF file if it is web ready and needs no editing. PDFs will be linked from the text article, but we want all our articles as text for search engine optimization.
Please send photos, images and artwork separately as attachments to your email, even if they are also embedded in your article. Please be sure to mark the placement of photos in your article if they are not embedded for placement.
We do not accept submissions in obscure word processing formats if they cannot be opened with common word processing programs. Save your documents as Rich Text Format (.rtf), and attach any photos and artwork to the email even if they are embed in the document itself.
- Please do not capitalize the entire Title, just the first letter of each word.
- Please use single spacing except between paragraphs.
- Please do not indent paragraphs.
- Please use only one space between sentences.
PHOTOS, IMAGES AND ARTWORK FORMATS
Photos may be submitted in the following formats:
- JPEG (.jpeg or .jpg)
Photos for inclusion with articles should be scanned in color whenever possible at a minimum resolution of 300 DPI (dots per inch). Every article has a main photo that is 1066 pixels wide by 550 pixels high. We will edit photos when necessary. Please submit a caption for every photo you use in your article and where the photo should be placed in the article.
We reserve the right to resize artwork to meet our requirements.
Logos and artwork may be submitted in the following formats:
- PNG (.png)
- GIF (.gif)
- JPEG (.jpeg / .jpg)
Please submit the following information with your articles whenever possible:
- Author’s biography and author’s photo
- Appropriate Logo(s)
- Links to websites related to your submission
- Keywords to promote your article in search engines
Martial Arts Enterprises reserves the right to reject any articles, photos or artwork that don’t meet our submission guidelines or fit in with our content. We also reserve the right to edit articles to fit our magazine style.