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NAPO News Fall 2016 Call for Authors
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NAPO News Wants Your Contributions!

We are looking for relevant and educational articles, book reviews and columns for our next issue, as well as future issues. This email provides information for authors about:

Articles

Timely Industry or
Product/Service News

Book Reviews

Ad Hoc Columns 

Letters to the Editor

Special Features

Contributor Guidelines

Deadline: July 5, 2016

ARTICLES 

Your peers will appreciate reading about your insights and lessons learned while developing your skills and best practices as a professional organizer or productivity specialist. What is your niche, and what has led to your success?  How have you enhanced your business over the past two years? What web-based resources do you depend on that help you manage your own business?  This is your chance to share your business expertise and experience with your colleagues!

Articles should be 500 - 1000 words in length.

  • For the byline, please include your name, industry certifications, NAPO affiliation, your company name, city, state/province (or country) and a high-resolution head shot jpg (preferably 300 dpi).

  • If relevant to your article, please also include a photo with a caption.  If you would like NAPO readers to contact you for more information, please include the email address you would like them to use.

E-mail your original article to Jo Ann Bujarski.

TIMELY INDUSTRY OR PRODUCT/SERVICE NEWS 

Corporate Associate Members are encouraged to send tips, timely industry news and/or new product/service press releases to be considered for inclusion in an upcoming issue of NAPO News.

Corporate Associates may send:

  • Columns that provide NAPO members with tips, suggestions and other information about providing solutions to their clients in a particular situation and/or managing their business more effectively to Barb Eimer.

  • Timely industry news or press releases about news-worthy events to NAPO@NAPO.net.

(PLEASE NOTE: Submissions that only promote a product or service will not be included in editorial content. For information about advertising in NAPO News, please email NAPO@NAPO.net.)

BOOK REVIEWS 

Interested in submitting a book review that deals with the organizing and productivity industry? We'd love to hear from you and now feature your review on POINT. Don't want to write the review yourself? Suggest a book for our committee to read and review.

  • Book reviews should be 300-500 words in length.

  • Reviews should contain a basic summary and critical analysis of the book's content, so readers can determine their level of interest.

  • For the byline, please include your name, industry certifications, NAPO affiliation, your company name, city, state/province (or country) and a high-resolution head shot jpg (preferably 300 dpi).
  • NOTE: authors may not review their own books.

E-mail your book review or ideas Jo Ann Bujarski.

AD HOC COLUMNS 

Consider sharing a professional, volunteer, humorous or serious story in NAPO News. Writing a column is great way to share your industry experiences, whether good and bad. 

Our ad hoc columns include:

  • Out of the Box: Share your creative, humorous, or off-the-wall solutions to unique problems.

  • Sticky Situations: Share how you handled yourself with grace and integrity in an awkward moment on the job.

  • Legal:  Share the stories behind decisions you've made regarding legal matters with your business.

  • International:  Share perspectives about what it's like to work in the organizing and productivity field in countries around the world.

  • Volunteering:  Share how one or more NAPO member(s) made a difference in their community or to the lives of others by their volunteer contributions.

  • Stories from the Trenches: Share your problem-solving expertise with your peers to help them learn about organizing or productivity methods and resources that may help them meet clients' needs.

Ad Hoc Columns should be 300-500 words in length.

  • For the byline, please include your name, industry certifications, NAPO affiliation, your company name, city, state/province (or country) and a high-resolution head shot jpg (preferably 300 dpi).

  • If relevant to your column, please also include a photo with a caption. If you would like NAPO readers to contact you for more information, please include the email address you would like them to use.

E-mail your original column to Jo Ann Bujarski.

NOTE: Regular columns from NAPO Committee Chairs continue to be sent to Barb Eimer.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 

We want NAPO News to be a valuable resource for you.  Please provide your feedback, ideas and suggestions to Editor Lynn Maichle.

And remember, for those of you planning to sit for the CPO® exam, authoring organizing-related articles or columns (minimum of 500 words) may qualify as credit toward the required paid work experience.

SPECIAL FEATURES 

Occasionally NAPO News will include a special feature and we'll invite NAPO members to participate. Watch for the announcements!

DEADLINE IS JULY 5, 2016 

The deadline to make the next issue is July 5, 2016.

We have a lot of aspiring authors out there. Let's hear from you!

When writing your articles or columns, please keep your audience in mind - the readers of NAPO News are fellow professional organizers and productivity specialists. You will be notified if we decide to use your article, review or column. Contributions that we aren't able to use now will be kept on file for consideration in future issues.  The invitation to submit content for publication in NAPO News remains open at all times.

If you are unsure where to direct your contribution please contact Lynn Maichle.

CONTRIBUTOR GUIDELINES 
  • Contributions may not promote your product or service.

  • Authors should not submit content that has been previously published elsewhere.

  • Stories or case studies about clients may be submitted as long as the client remains anonymous.

  • Authors of articles and columns should be NAPO members; material may be submitted by non-NAPO members if approved by the Publications Committee.

Read a complete list of contributor guidelines



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