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Re: GSBN:Author for rammed earth article

Your points are well taken. I'll be more specific in future requests. The
message I sent was a "feeler" to see if there was anyone who would be
interested in doing the article...and after someone says yes, I provide more
detail as to what the issue's special focus is and what we're looking for in
terms of content and size.

Fortunately, Per Bernhard from Victoria, Australia, emailed right away to
say he wanted to do the rammed earth article. So I sent him an email listing
a portion of the submission guidelines which appear on the TLS web site so
he knows the size of article with photos wanted now.

Submission guidelines with themes and deadlines and publication dates,
information about format and photographs, the TLS Team (columnists,
correspondents) and ways people can contribute, and additional notes was
posted to the TLS web site just after we changed from having an editor to
having a team of columnists and correspondents helping gather articles,
reviews and other content. We still need to have contributions from TLS
readers and those involved in strawbale and natural building.

Thanks for the advice.


on 9.18.2005 6:13 PM, MattsMyhrman@...MattsMyhrman@...:

> Sorry about the previous send which went off before I had a chance to add
> this message.
> Dear Joyce,
> It isn't clear to me what you want us to do with this information.  If
> several of us get committments from one of the people you list, or someone you
> don't
> list, it will be awkward for someone to have to tell several of them that we
> don't need their article after all.  Wouldn't it be more prudent to have one
> person, either yourself or a volunteer from the GSBN membership, take
> responsibility for getting an appropriate author?
> If noone else volunteers, I would be willing to do it.  In any case, it would
> be helpful for the author to know about how many words you are looking for.
> They may not have much feeling for the word-length of a typical two-page TLS
> article.  I sure don't.
> In a message dated 9/15/2005 10:27:34 PM US Mountain Standard Time,
> jc10508@...:
>> I'm looking for someone to write a two-page article on pros and cons of
>> rammed earth construction for the December issue of The Last Straw journal
>> (TLS#52/Winter 2005).
>> I have a list of builders in NM and AZ in the USA (see below). Would gladly
>> have an article from anywhere in the world.
>> Copy deadline is November 1. Would like to have photos to accompany the
>> article.
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