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Writer’s Guidelines

Have an Idea for An Article?

We are interested in articles written by city officials. We don’t feature or promote products, services or companies in editorial copy – for such promotions please contact the advertising manager

Before you begin writing, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your story idea. You can reach the editor at editor@westerncity.com.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR  

  • Features that cover several dimensions of a strategic issue
  • Short items showcasing city success stories 
  • See our Editorial Calendar for scheduled topics.

FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES

Keep length to 1000 words or less for a feature article.

  • Use practical examples
  • Use quotes from key people involved in the project or issue
  • Include tips for city officials interested in doing something similar in their community
  • Provide author’s name, title, organization and contact info  
  • Make a note of your deadline and plan accordingly

PHOTO REQUIREMENTS

  • Clear, in focus, at least 72dpi resolution
  • Preferably people in the photo
  • Provide information for each photo: identify who, what, where, when

SEND YOUR STORY/MATERIALS TO:

The Western City editor at editor@westerncity.com.