Guidelines for Contributors
Guidelines for Parish Note Writers
Each parish is allocated 1000 words per month. Notes in excess of 1000 per month may be accepted only by prior agreement with the Editor. There will be a charge of €10 per 100 words over the allocation.
Views expressed in the Church Review are those of the contributor and are not necessarily those of the Editor or Church Review Committee.
Each parish must channel their news through their designated correspondent. We cannot include snippets of parish news sent by well meaning parishioners as the parish notes are the responsibility of the person writing the notes for that parish and he or she must be able to stand over whatever is written.
All editorial material MUST be with the Editor by 12 noon on the 15th of the preceding month. Should the 15th fall on a Saturday or Sunday, it would be appreciated if the subject matter could be in by close of business on the Friday.
Parish Notes are only accepted by e-mail to email@example.com, either in the body of the email or by an attachment in Word.
Notes should be single spaced, preferably in Times New Roman Font, 12 point.
In case of email difficulties we will accept notes in hard copy format if they are received in the post by the deadline.
Photos are invited. There should be no more than four per parish so choose your best shots. They must have captions. Photos should be high resolution, ideally about one megabyte in size. If they are to be considered for the front page they should be portrait in format and higher resolution, ideally one to two megabytes.
The Church Review takes no responsibility for errors in advertising or notes.
Events in your parish
If something newsworthy is happening in your parish, the Diocesan Communications Officer, who is also the chief news reporter and photographer, would appreciate being informed in good time. She may be able to attend and to cover the event.
Alternatively you may like to write a short news article with accompanying pictures. We are glad to receive such articles and try to include them. This is not always possible due to limits on space in a particular issue. Short articles have a better chance of inclusion.