Guidelines for Submission of Articles for Seeds For Thought

We at the state foundation hope that you will take this opportunity to publicize your program’s activities!

Sincerely, MGFWS President

  • An upcoming event that you would like to publicize to other Master Gardeners in your region.
  • An original article or a reprint from your own county’s newsletter covering a topic of interest to Master Gardeners in our state.
  • News about your county’s Master Gardener activities and accomplishments from which others across the state can learn—or will enjoy reading about.
  • A photograph of a recent event in your county, along with a caption that describes the photo.
  • Relevant poetry or short stories (if the latter, it should be really short or able to be serialized over two or three issues).
  • TECHNICAL: Articles should be in a Word document, with JPG photos attached separately, NOT embedded in the Word document. Fliers or announcements pf events are welcome in JPG or PDF format.
  • PHOTOS: We like to have photographs to accompany an article. Photo credits and permissions must be provided. Include names and permissions of people in the photo and the photographer. Please send photos in the highest-resolution format that you can—1 to 4 MB is ideal.
  • DATES: Deadlines are: Jan 1, Apr 1, July 1, and Oct 1.
  • DATES: Publish dates: Feb 1, May 1, Aug 1, and Nov 1.
  • Content should be of interest to Master Gardeners around the state, or, at a minimum, to Master Gardeners on your side of the state
  • A good newsletter should have a mix of long and short articles, so articles of varying lengths are encouraged.
  • The MGFWS will try to publish all articles, etc., but it retains the right to determine that some submissions cannot be used. The Executive Committee of the state foundation has this responsibility.
  • The author must be amenable to minor editing and to correction, if necessary, of punctuation, spelling, and grammar. If significant editing is necessary, the MGFWS editor/publisher will work with the author to arrive at an article that both agree can be published.
  • The MGFWS generally produces a newsletter that is eight or nine pages long. If the foundation has more content than space, the MGFWS may publish the submitted material at a later date.

Submit proposed newsletter content to the publisher using this address