Editorial Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in submitting articles to us for possible publication in the Quality Digest newsletter and on qualitydigest.com.

 

The Basics

Length: Articles should be between 800 and 1,800 words (unless you talk to us first)
Topics: You MUST write about topics that we cover. If you aren't familiar with our topics, read at least three articles from our web site. If you submit an article that doesn't match our area of interest, it will be immediately rejected.
Tone: Articles should be conversational in tone, not academic

 

The Process

Send either an outline or the full text of your article by email to features@qualitydigest.com. We can’t guarantee that all submissions will be accepted for publication, but we do guarantee a response.

 

When planning to write an article for us, please consider one of these formats:

 

How-to
This type of article explains how to implement a particular process. Please explain your topic clearly, detail the steps of the implementation process, present possible problems, and share the probable benefits.

 

Problem-solution-benefit
This type of article presents a problem, explains the steps that were taken to arrive at a solution, and discusses the benefits of that solution.

 

Case study
A case study presents an example of a particular situation, the story about how an organization handled or rectified the situation, the reasons why it was handled the way it was, problems encountered along the way, and the benefits of the outcome.

 

Supporting Elements for Your Article

Images
Include photos, charts, graphs, or artwork to support your article and enhance the reader’s experience.

 

About the author
Provide a photo and short biography for each credited author of the article that includes quality-related qualifications and experience, as well as hyperlinks to websites and/or email addresses.

 

Headshots
Include a focused headshot for each author. If possible, avoid those that look like mug shots or bad driver’s-license photos!

 

NOTE: Don’t hesitate to ask for examples of images, bios, or headshots. We’ll be happy to share examples of what works and looks best!

 

Quotes
Include quotes in your article whenever possible, but with permission. When quoting individuals, inform them that you are going to quote them, and include their title upon first reference. If you take a quote from a website, book, or magazine, provide the full title, publisher, and date.

 

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a concern for everyone in the publishing industry. Dictionary.com defines plagiarism as “the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own original work, as by not crediting the author.” It is incumbent upon our authors to ensure that if a piece of writing isn’t completely original, accreditation is provided for the original author.

 

If in doubt, please contact our editorial staff, and we’ll be glad to assist.

 

Dirk Dusharme, editor in chief
ddusharme@qualitydigest.com

 

Taran March, editorial director
tmarch@qualitydigest.com