Writing

 

Important Announcement
from the Editor’s Desk

I am pleased to announce that The Stained Glass Quarterly has set up a new email address specifically for receiving feature articles, photographs, press releases, announcements, ad layouts, and other for-publication information: stainedglassquarterly@gmail.com.

A Brief Note About Sending Articles

Last September, I sent the note below as an email to many of the members of the Stained Glass Association of America; it is important enough that it bears repeating here for anyone who might have missed the email or still may be undecided about sending in pictures of work for consideration for publication:

For almost 20 years, I have been the editor of The Stained Glass Quarterly. I’ve been to Annual Summer Conferences all across the country; I’ve visited members and photographed many installations on those trips. In short, I’ve seen a lot of work done by members of the SGAA, and I am usually impressed by what I see. However, there are two things that remain true: First, in all those travels, I have seen only a small fraction of the work being done by our members, and, second, our members across the country and around the world are producing great stained glass faster than I could possibly see it.

There is a common myth out there that I have staff reporters and photographers who I can send out to cover important stained glass installations. Unfortunately, this is only a myth. There are no staff reporters or photographers; that’s why I count on the members of the Stained Glass Association of America to send photographs and information on their own installations.

FYI: Stained Glass Gallery pages are perfect for smaller installations that can be covered in one or two pictures. For larger installations made up of multiple windows, there are feature articles. You can find all of the details for writing for The Quarterly online at: http://stainedglassquarterly.com/?page_id=35.

As always, if you have any questions or would like to discuss a specific article, then you’re welcome to contact me at the SGAA Headquarters at 800.438-9581 or by email at stainedglassquarterly@gmail.com.

Why not take a few minutes right now to email a few high-resolution photographs of some of your recent work to me for inclusion in an upcoming issue of the magazine? It’s a great way to get started, and, before you know it, you’ll be seeing your work in your Association’s magazine!

 – Richard H. Gross, MTS
Editor, The Stained Glass Quarterly

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Writer’s Guidelines

Editorial Focus

The Stained Glass Quarterly is a professional-level publication for the architectural stained glass industry. Manuscripts directly related to the historical, architectural, technical, business, artistic or craft aspects of the stained and decorative glass craft are given first consideration. Manuscripts of peripheral or general interest may be considered.

General

• All manuscripts must be typed, double- or triple-spaced manuscript form. Electronic media in PC or Macintosh ASCII format or in Word format accepted. Some word-processor formats cannot be accepted without conversion to ASCII. E-mail submissions accepted as attached text documents.

• All manuscripts must contain author’s name, address and telephone number. No anonymous materials accepted. Upon author’s written request, name may be withheld for published manuscript.

• Preferred edited length of final manuscript is approximately 2,500—3,500 words. Exceptions may be made for scholarly or unusual works.

Copy Deadlines

  • Spring Issue: First Monday of December
  • Summer Issue: First Monday of March
  • Fall Issue: First Monday of June
  • Winter Issue: First Monday of September

 

Copyright

Author releases and/or assigns all rights under U.S. Copyright law currently in effect at the time of publication to the publisher of The Stained Glass Quarterly unless prior agreement has been made.

Notification of Acceptance

Within 60 days of receipt

Returns

All unsolicited material to be returned must be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Materials returned within 60 days of publication or upon notification if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Photographs

Photographs and illustrations should accompany manuscript. Illustrated articles will not be considered without accompanying illustrations. (See Photographer’s Guidelines for more information.)

Disclaimer

Although exceptional care is exercised, The Stained Glass Quarterly, its owners, publishers, editors and staff shall not be responsible for the loss or destruction of, or damage to, any solicited or unsolicited material.

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Photographer’s Guidelines

Digital Images

High-resolution, publication-quality images are acceptable for publication. Digital images should be made using the camera’s finest, highest-resolution settings. TIF format is preferred; jpeg is acceptable. See also the document “What Makes a Publication Quality Image,” available from www.stainedglass.org or directly from The Stained Glass Association of America.

Color Film

Original, reproduction-grade transparencies are required for publication. 35mm mounted or unmounted transparencies from film speeds 100iso or lower are preferred. (As of this revision, Kodak EPN is the recommended film for photographing stained glass. It is available from professional photographic suppliers.) Large- and medium-format transparencies are also acceptable.

Black & White

Negatives accompanied by a proof or contact sheet are preferred. Glossy prints are acceptable. Color photographs are always preferred over black and white if available.

Legend

All photographic submissions should be individually numbered and accompanied by a separate and correspondingly numbered legend sheet. Each photograph must be marked with the photographer’s name. All transparencies must be clearly labeled to indicate the “top” on the viewed side of the image. A colored dot affixed to the upper right corner of the side to be viewed is suggested.

Notification of Acceptance

Within 90 days of receipt. Please include a current email address with photograph submission for notification.

Copyright

Photographer releases and/or assigns all rights under U.S. copyright law currently in effect at the time of publication to the publisher of The Stained Glass Quarterly unless prior agreement has been made.

Photographic Credit

Published photographs will carry proper credit (if available) printed with the image.

Returns

All unsolicited material to be returned must be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Materials are returned after publication or upon notification if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Disclaimer

Although exceptional care of author’s materials is exercised, The Stained Glass Quarterly, its owners, publishers, editors and staff shall not be responsible for the loss of or damage to any unsolicited or solicited material.

  2 Responses to “Writing”

  1. Not that I’m aware of; you would need to contact the studio or artist directly. You are also welcome to post inquiries on the SGAA Discussion Forum (http://sgaaonline.com/talk/index.php); you might be able to find something there.

  2. Is there a place from which we can select and purchase rights to publish stained glass art fby multiple artists and producers for our religious community?

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