If you would like to submit an item for publication on the Bicycling Life Website we
would be delighted to review your article and or submission. We are
always open to new writers and additional sources.
First: Please review our Charter to
make sure your article is in agreement with the focus of our site. We do not
entertain all points of view or articles that are unduly negative. We prefer upbeat
writing that accentuates the positive about Bicycling as a way of life and everyday
We place no specific guidelines on length. Images must fit our pages, and must be
provided in digital form (we can not provide scanning services - see your local computer
geek for help in this area). We do not accept nasty articles, derogatory language,
and we avoid helmet wars and other religious issues.
Second, prepare your document. We prefer MS Word,
WordPerfect, or HTML files. We can also accept regular ASCII text files, StarOffice
documents, or any document form that can be opened by MS Word. Please virus scan
your document before submitting it.
Third - and very important, bear in mind that this Website
is a labor of love, and not of money. You will receive nothing but thanks and
recognition for your submission. We can't pay you anything. Your name and a
link to your email will appear on your article if accepted.
Fourth, Send your submission as an attachment to
email to the Editor,
or if it is a news item (see news guidelines below) email it to the News
Editor. If the item is large and includes many graphics, please email the editor
first and we will provide ftp space for you to transfer your article without plugging up
News Guidelines: We are not interested in race results, new product
information or general advertising items. We are not prepared to handle
"Event" publicity (such as ride events, meetings, public announcements, ride
reports, etc.). We will entertain well written bicycle tour articles with images.
We are interested in National or Regional legislation (especially if provided far
enough in advance to allow public input). We are interested in Good News or new
research results that affect cycling.
Fifth. We may ask you to make changes in style or to
justify something you have written if we believe your argument is weak or un-justified.
We may suggest reorganization or rewriting of portions, or deletion of portions.
We reserve the right of maintaining our preferred "look" and style of
page layout. Final layout control lies with us, but we will entertain your
suggestions in this regard, and provide you with final Veto power if we simply can not
agree. When we suggest changes, we are not picking on you. We do this to each
other, and everyone else. We want your writing to put its best foot forward.
Sixth. You may retain copyright to your material, as
long as you provide Bicycling Life the non-revokeable right to publish the article on the
web. All submissions will be attributed to the author. Copyright statements only
appear if requested. Bear in mind, that copyrights for anything on the web are
virtually unenforceable by us or anyone else. We can not be responsible for what
others may do.
Why Write for Bicycling Life?
An article on your own web page may get as much attention as one here on Bicycling Life
if you went to the effort of submitting it to every search engine, and surrounding it with
other article that draw readers attention. It's a lot of work. There is power in
numbers. We believe that by providing a well known place for articles on the Good
side of cycling that we will build a synergy that will lend enhanced exposure to all our