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Editorial Submission Guidelines

WindingRiver.com provides a conduit to promote the works of museums, historic sites, nature centers, and other organizations that support the preservation and public education of history and natural resources. Our primary focus is northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas, as well as highlighted national and international efforts.

  • There is no charge for sharing information on WindingRiver.com.
  • An official representative of the hosting organization must make all submissions of said event, exhibit, or announcement. Third-party submissions will not be accepted.
  • With rare exceptions, all submissions must have links to the hosting website where the reader may confirm the submission or find additional information, including links for reservations or payments if applicable.

Send your submissions to frankmcm@windingriver.com

Events   https://windingriver.com/events

  • Event listings should be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the event -- earlier is better.
  • The content should include:
  • Event Title
  • Description
  • Time and any requirements for pre-registration or RSVP
  • A link to your website confirming the event and providing additional information, instructions to RSVP, register, or purchase tickets.
  • Submission should be in a text format -- we cannot retype submissions sent to us in a graphic format.

Questions?? Submissions?? Please email frankmcm@windingriver.com

Exhibits  https://windingriver.com/exhibits

  • Announcements made in the form of a Press Release will be placed on our News Blog as well as our Exhibits Gallery.
  • Submission should include an image representing the Exhibit with any required credits to be published with the image.
  • Temporary exhibits with a published end date will be listed on the Exhibits Gallery through the end date.
  • New permanent exhibits -- or exhibits with no published end date will be listed on our directory for 180 days.
  • All exhibits must have a page on your website, to which we may direct readers for additional information. (In rare cases, we will accept the press release submission and link back to our information blog if the organization cannot post the exhibit description to their website.)

Questions?? Submissions?? Please email frankmcm@windingriver.com

Press Releases https://windingriver.com/news

  • Submissions should be presented in a standard text format.
  • WindingRiver.com will adhere to all requirements to credit images and other content, as indicated in the press release.
  • Press Releases accepted for publication will be re-printed with the original content. (Content may be adjusted to correct spelling or grammar.)
  • It is preferred that the press release include links back to the host website for additional information.

Questions?? Submissions?? Please email frankmcm@windingriver.com

Mailbox   https://windingriver.com/mailbox

  • Content for this page is taken from Facebook, email, or other public domain media. Submissions are invited.
    • Unlike a press release, the submission may be short, 50 - 75 words.  An image and a link to the host website MUST be included.
  • All posts to Mailbox MUST include active links to the information on the originator's website.

Questions?? Submissions?? Please email frankmcm@windingriver.com

Bookshelf   https://windingriver.com/bookshelf

  • This blog includes books, DVDs, apps, and other media available for purchase by the public.
  • Media should be appropriate for the editorial focus of this website -- primarily history and natural resources.
  • Non-fiction is preferred.
  • Historical fiction is rarely considered except for some children's educational books.
  • A sample of the final publication is required in most instances before a review will be posted.
  • Submission should include a publisher's review of the media, background on the author, and a link or address for additional information or to purchase the media. A high-resolution image of the media is requested.
  • Media not accepted for a review on our website will not be returned to the sender.

About WindingRiver.com Book, DVD and App Reviews

In addition to the blog, we promote each submission on the Home page of our website, in our monthly digital newsletter and social media.  We use your description/review; however, we review your media to see that it is consistent with your commentary and conforms to our editorial policy as outlined below. We suggest that in addition to a description of the media, each review contains information about the author, publisher, and links to purchase the book. We also include links to the websites of the author and publisher for further information.
If we elect not to include the media on our website and newsletter, we do not return it to you.

Editorial Policy

  • We do NOT review media with extreme/conspiratorial views on the environment, natural resources, or revisionist history.
  • With rare exceptions, the educational/academic background of the author should be consistent with the theme, premise, and conclusions of the book.
  • Personal biographies are invited but should detail the direct experience of the writer.
    • For example, a soldier's biography of their time in a combat zone would be appropriate. A non-academic review of U.S. involvement in a particular combat area would be less suitable.

Media may be mailed to:

Winding River Communications  |  PO Box 119  |  Smithville, MO  64089

Questions?? Submissions?? Please email frankmcm@windingriver.com

 

Content on WindingRiver.com may be protected by Winding River Communications or the contributing author or institution.

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 WindingRiver.com is published by as a resource for museums, historic sites, nature centers, libraries, public archives and related organizations to publicize their work in preserving and promoting local history and natural resources. All listings are free. Visit www.windingriver.com/editorial_submission to list your activities.