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Tile Monthly Magazine Article Submission Guidelines

• General

Tile Monthly is interested in publishing a variety of information concerning the tile and dimensional stone industries. Submissions of quality manuscripts will be accepted from anyone willing to submit them. We will consider articles by trade professionals, DIYers and consumers. Unusual and appealing do-it-yourself projects will be of special interest. You don’t have to be a tile professional or a published writer. You will be held to good writing standards, however.

Although we devote space to technical articles, Tile Monthly is a consumer oriented publication. If technical terms are used they must be fully explained in language that a general readership will understand. We want to convey information to readers without necessarily impressing them with our vast storehouse of knowledge as it were. Writing should inform without being burdensome. Wit and humor, while not necessary, are always welcome. We want to entertain as well as inform.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • How-to pieces about anything related to tile, stone and residential construction or remodeling
  • Industry news and events of interest to the public
  • Design and decorating with emphasis on tile and stone
  • Items that will aid consumers when hiring tile and stone professionals – what to expect
  • Warnings of the ill effects of hiring untrained or un-reputable contractors, unlicensed contractors in states requiring licensing
  • Women in the industry
  • Tile History
  • Tile As Art – Mosaics, etc.
  • Where do marble, travertine and other dimensional stone products come from?
  • Travertine Grading — How to maintain travertine
  • The nature of ceramic tile – how it’s made
  • Proper techniques and procedures in the installation of tile and stone
  • Projects for DIYers
  • Tips, hints and tricks of the trade
  • Safety, both in the home and on the job
  • Industry Standards explained, both tile and stone industries
  • Trends in the tile industry

The above suggestions should not be considered limits. Generally, anything associated with tile and stone is acceptable and will be considered for publication. Coverage of related residential remodeling topics, to include the installation of all types of flooring, will also be considered.

We encourage submissions from corporations, wherein proprietary names and terms may be used. If, however, a submission appears to be nothing more than an infomercial or advertisement, it will be edited to the point that it becomes readable and entertaining, or it will be rejected.

Currently, Tile Monthly does not pay for articles it publishes.

• Manuscripts

Articles should be submitted via email in M.S. Word or in Open Office. Double-spaced pages with wide margins are required. Pages must be numbered and should include the writer’s name, address, email address and daytime phone number.

Please include professional or personal information that might be included in a “blurb” at the end of the article. You may mention the company you represent, if any, along with the city in which it is located. Web site and email addresses should be included.

Photo files, tables, drawings and other attachments should not be embedded. They should be submitted as separate files along with appropriate captions. Insertion points should be noted in the manuscript.

Submit manuscripts to: submissions@tilemonthly.com

• Length

For articles of more than 2000 words a query letter containing an article outline is suggested. Send queries to: submissions@tilemonthly.com

• Copyright

Submitted manuscripts become the property of Tile Monthly, and if published, Tile Monthly owns copyright for the version it publishes. The author retains copyright for the article in general. Articles must be the original work of the submitting author. We value intellectual property and hold copyright to the highest level. Do not submit plagiarized articles, projects, or book excerpts.

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