Career Options Writer Guidelines
- Career Options magazine is published twice a year in September and January, and we accept submissions all year round
- Please submit a 50-100 words summary of your article using the form at the bottom of the page, prior to sending a full version
- The length of your article should be 600-800 words
- The deadline for submissions for the January 2011 edition is October 31, 2010
- All submissions should be sent to
- Appeal to a broad audience
- Career Options is a national publication read by 150,000 university and college students across Canada each year
- Keep your sentence structure simple
- Be direct. Use active, not passive, voice. A hit B describes the event more concisely, than B was hit by A
- Remember: less is more. Use less words to convey your message, be concise
- Grammar, spelling, typos and formatting should be checked and checked again before submitting
- Are your facts correct? Check for 100% accuracy
- Cite all your sources
- Read current and past Career Options articles on www.careeroptionsmagazine.com
- Ask yourself: Is your article fun to read? Is your first paragraph a good "hook"? Is your writing lively and clear?
- How relevant, new and compelling is the info? How is it presented?
- Use bullets, steps, tips, numbers, "how to", "dos and don'ts", subheads, lists, questions, and balanced examples whenever possible to break continuous blocks of text
- Avoid self-promotion and promotion of Career Options' competitors
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