The first submission is in! And to help others who intend to, or are curious how, to submit articles for the Pokitto Magazine, I am making this topic as a simple sort of
how-to for contributing.
Currently there are 2 best ways to submit articles. Since I am the one collecting and assembling the final format, I will be the one receiving the article submissions.
I would prefer they come in one of two forms:
- Probably the best way, submit as an
ODTfile format. ODF wiki This format is preferred for a few reasons. Primarily because I use Fedora Linux, so others familiar with Linux will know how LibreOffice works, and that is my word processor of choice. Also, ODF is a standardized type that works on all platforms with a word processor. If you don’t have one, Libre Office is completely free I do highly recommend. (I used it to get my Bachelors Degree).
- Go ahead and just write the entire article here in the forums! I can easily copy paste and make the edits necessary to get the article into the final PDF.
Once you have one of these two formats ready, go ahead and just PM it to me here in the forums. We can then continue discussing potential edits and such before finalizing. By potential edits and discussion, I mean collaborating on fixes, I do NOT intend to be an editing dictator and force massive amounts of edits. What I intend is to work with the community for producing content that is of great quality that we can all enjoy! And as suggestions, if you find that the article is good as is, then I’ll add it as you intend
A few things to note as for standardizing the look and feel. I will be modifying all text to be the font Liberation Sans at 12pt. If there is something you feel will be lost due to this, make a note or let me know and I will not change certain text. This is just the standard I’ll be using.
Finally, as this is a community magazine and a community project, I will be posting drafts for approval and community suggested changes. I don’t want to finalize anything until the majority of the community (here in the forums and I’ll share on Discord as well) agree that it is ready for release, as this is going to be a great production that will represent the greatest parts of the Pokitto community!