How to contribute

Our vibrant community newspaper depends on you – either reporting on your own organisations or making direct contributions.

Three quick notes:

(1) How much to write?
Each contribution is unique so no definitive word length is imposed – but stories are always more effective when trimmed back.
A (very) rough guide: usually 300-500 words or thereabouts work well; ‘longer’ stories (features, profiles) might carry a bit more (500-800).
If any queries before you start writing – or post writing, if you think you might have got a bit carried away – please ask us.

(2) Letters to the Editor
Our ‘Letters to the Ed’ section is building – but it only works if letters are received. We want letters! Readers love them!
Letter writers are more than welcome. (You can write one yourself, or encourage friends, neighbours or other contacts to do so.)
Keep letters short (50-150 words); light and bright; a genuine name/suburb is required; you can focus on local issues or a recent News story.

(3) Deadline & Pictures
Please try to keep to our deadlines. (If you run into trouble, tell us – and we’ll work something out.)
Please send us an interesting pic if you can – with photographer’s name and any important details about the pic.

Copy deadlines

Copy deadline for each quarterly edition is 29 days before publication

Deadline for Autumn 2017 edition:
Wednesday 8 February
Advertisers: Wednesday 1 February
Publication date: Wednesday 8 March

Contributions can be sent to the News editor
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Or they can be sent to The Centre
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