In-Plant Graphics gets unsolicited articles frequently. Those that are well written and touch on topics important to readers are given strong consideration for publication, though space does not permit us to use as many as we would like. Our best advice is to contact the editor at email@example.com and send an idea or a rough outline of the article.
We will only consider articles that have not been submitted to any other graphic arts magazines.
If you want to write, a good first step is to look at our editorial calendar. Perhaps your idea is sitting right there, waiting to be written. In this case, we may ask you to write it.
Since most articles for IPG are staff-written, we do not have an immense freelance budget. Sometimes the only payback we can offer is a bio at the end of the story describing the writer and his or her company, as well as information on how to contact him or her. Many of our consultants/contributing writers find that this helps them boost not only their credibility but their business.
A preferred story length is 800 words, ranging up to 1,500 words depending on the topic.
We love color photos. If your in-plant is doing anything newsworthy, by all means send us a photo. Similarly, if you are an equipment vendor and you are installing gear in an in-plant, take pictures. Send them. We'll use them, provided they are in focus and they are not shots of people's backs. Just make sure to identify the people in the shot and tell us what they're doing. If you'd like to e-mail us photos, please make sure they are at least 266 dpi.
If we call you to interview you, please be aware of our policy on sending out quotes prior to publication.
Because In-Plant Graphics is a news magazine, and we have deadlines, it will not always be possible for us to allow the people we interview to see their quotes and comments prior to publication. When you agree to be interviewed by us, you agree to allow us to quote you in the magazine. We agree to quote you accurately.
It is our policy that: