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All queries and other submissions are subject to the Terms of Submission posted on our website. Queries should be submitted electronically using the forms provided on our website. We strongly discourage multiple submissions of query letters (sending the same query to several publications at once). Queries submitted to TOS should be written specifically for our publication.Your article must be an original article that has not been published elsewhere previously, including on your blog or website. As compensation, contributing authors may choose to receive either three hard copies of the 2014 Annual Print Issue (scheduled for release in January 2014) OR a complimentary 1/4-page ad worth $670 (see details here: www.TOSMediaKit.com). If an ad is the preferred form of compensation, the complimentary ad will be published in the issue in which the author’s article is published.All submissions are due at least 90 days before scheduled publication date of the article. Maximum word count per article is 1,200.Your article cannot promote or sell any product. You must write about your expertise, not your product. Your biography, which will be placed beneath your article, free of charge, may promote your product, website, book, etc. With our new interactive digital format, readers will have instant access to your company/website/blog, via hyperlinks.You are welcome to purchase an ad that promotes your company/resources; to learn more about advertising opportunities, please contact our Advertising Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will acknowledge receipt of your query within 45 days and make a decision to accept or decline the proposed article as quickly as possible. The review process normally takes between four and six weeks but may take longer at times. Our editors will contact you if we decide to accept a queried article.
Publication of accepted materials may take from three months to more than a year, based on our needs and publication schedule. Terms of publication vary based on article length and content.
At TOS, we slate authors’ work for future issues as far in advance as possible, sometimes as much as two years before the issue will be published. Therefore, if you are interested in submitting a query, please do so immediately, so that your query may be carefully reviewed and considered prior to upcoming submission deadlines.
An expanded Guidelines for Writers, which provides a variety of detailed information for TOS authors and potential authors, is available upon request.