General and Non-fiction
Non-fiction articles proposed for publication on the National Trout Center (NTC) website or the Trout Tyme blog must be truthful, tastefully written, devoid of defamatory, malicious, or obscene language or imagery, and must not have been published elsewhere on the internet, or in print or other media unless the author holds legal copyright to the material. Fictional articles should be identified as such by a standard fiction disclaimer. Authors may use their real name or a pseudonym in connection with their article, but their real name must be known and verifiable to the editorial staff of the NTC. The NTC reserves the right to use any material, whole or in part, accepted for publication on the NTC website, for redistribution consistent with the program and mission of the NTC unless this stipulation is waived in a written statement authorized by the NTC Board of Directors. In re-publishing material voluntarily contributed to the NTC, a good-faith effort will be made to attribute to the original author, the content or ideas intrinsic to the material. The NTC further reserves the right to subject contributed articles to copy-editing in order to meet space or other requirements of the publication medium.
Articles such as travelogues, which describe conditions encountered at specified locations, should contain an explicit reference to the time, season or year being described. Similarly, authors should take care to note special conditions or regulations that apply to the location(s) being described.
Articles relating to findings in the natural or social sciences may contain explicit citations, bibliographies, footnotes or suggestions for further reading. In describing a crafting process or “How To” procedure, please provide complete information about suppliers and sources, being respectful of trademarks, but without explicitly advertising or endorsing commercial products.
Fiction and Fine Arts
Authors and artists engaged in the fine arts are encouraged to submit material for review with the understanding that the work may be quoted, abstracted, or otherwise referenced by the reviewer, and that any such reviews will be the property of the National Trout Center. Fictional and fantasy articles, including prose, verse and music, must relate to the mission or program of the National Trout Center.
Blog and Opinion Pieces
The National Trout Center reserves the right to reject, edit, or otherwise limit the exposition of personal opinions, political commentary or advocacy in accordance with the rules specified for compliance of 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organizations, or, in accordance with the editorial policies of the NTC Board of Directors.
Submitting an Article
For commentary on blog articles, or, to contribute a blog article, please see the blog page on the NTC website (https://www.nationaltroutcenter.org) for further instructions. Send all other contributed articles as Rich Text Format (.rtf), plain text (.txt), or word processor documents (e.g., .doc, .docx, .pages, .odt ), to the contact email address at the “Contact Us” link on the NTC home page. Illustrations, figures, photos or other images should be in JPEG or PNG format. Please do not send PDF files. Be sure that your images will be readable (especially if they contain text) at a maximum window width of 640 pixels, and expect to see some reduction in image size when your article is published. Audio files should be in MP3 format, and video files should be in MPEG-4, or a format convertible to MPEG-4.