Rules for Submission
I will not post editorials with spelling or grammatical errors. I don't think it's terribly unreasonable for the authors to take an extra five minutes before submitting to look over their editorials and clean up any mistakes. Should an editorial be submitted with a few flaws, I will write the author back detailing what needs to be changed. If the number of mistakes would make a detailed letter prohibitive, I will simply write back asking that the author proofread their submission.
2. I will not post editorials which use arguments in which the premises do not adequately support the conclusion. This includes the all-too-common mistake of misrepresenting opinion as fact. This is not to say that I won't post any editorial with a hole in it, just that it has to be fairly concrete, and not based on conjecture and opinion.
3. Be civil in your writings. Rebuttals are allowed to be somewhat confrontational, I write them that way myself, but personal attacks are not desirable.
4. The only formats accepted for submissions are plain text or HTML. Editorials may also simply be included within the body of the e-mail. This restriction is in place to allow me to update when I may be away from my personal computer. If you choose to submit in HTML, you can either use the template (found on the sidebar), or merely include whatever tags you would like in your text document. Please refrain from using MS Word or a similar product's Save As HTML feature, as these invariably butcher the code.
- The templates are currently only downloadable as .zips due to an odd bug involving the insert tags used by RPGamer. If you're unable to handle zipped files but still wish to use the template, let me know, and I'll send the template to you as an e-mail attachment.
5. Don't be afraid to experiment with your editorials, and above all, enjoy writing them. I'll always try to be as comprehensive as I can in giving you suggestions on your editorial. Don't be discouraged if I ask you to change a few things, and if you have questions or argument about my suggestions, by all means, discuss them with me. I'm only here to help.