Write It and Get Paid!
Sport Rocketry is looking for full-length feature articles with high quality photos/illustrations. Articles such as building projects, technical topics, and “how to” subjects are needed.
Sport Rocketry is also looking for additional, shorter, perhaps less technical, but still substantive articles. Examples of shorter articles that have been published include: outreach events, local or regional launches, and simpler builds.
Feature article authors may receive up to $350 after publication of their article. Authors of other articles may receive a free year’s NAR membership. Decision on payment or membership status is based on the quality and subject matter of the article and is at the discretion of the Periodicals Committee Chair, Mark Bundick. Questions about article payments or membership extensions should be sent directly to Mark.
Do you know someone in your club or a NAR member attending your launch who has an interesting project or model you think would make a good article? Please send those suggestions, along with any contact information on the project owner, to Periodicals Committee Chair, Mark Bundick for follow up.
We prefer articles that have at least one photo or diagram for every 750 words of text. Any type of rocketry related submission will be considered, including: articles, plans, photos, launch reports, product reviews, tips, techniques, historical, and club activities. Both model rocket and high-power rocket articles are accepted.
Articles may be submitted by email, on CD or DVD disc, or as hardcopy (even handwritten). Be aware that publication of hardcopy submissions may be delayed until it can be keyed in. If you send a disc, please enclose a hardcopy printout as well. You may save your article text as a word processor file to preserve formatting, but it’s a good idea to also send a plain ASCII text-only file in case there are difficulties opening your document.
Digital Images and Photographs
Digital images should be sent as separate files (not embedded in your article document). Digital images require at least 150 ppi at the final size and cropping used in the magazine. Higher resolutions are preferred. Minimal image compression is preferred. If emailing images, be sure the email size does not exceed 10MB. You can also put the images somewhere online (such as DropBox) and send access information.
If submitting photographic prints, they should be glossy, color or black & white, no larger than 8×10 and no smaller than 3×5. Always affix your name and a caption to the back of the photo. Do not write directly onto photos; use tape or post-notes. Ship photos with the faces protected.
Graphics and Drawings
Graphics may be submitted in computer form electronically, on disc, or as camera-ready hardcopy (as above with digital images). Hand drawn sketches are accepted. Be aware that publication may be delayed if we must prepare publication quality drawings from hardcopy. Computer generated graphics are preferred in vector formats, such as EPS (encapsulated Postscript), rather than bitmapped formats (but bitmapped formats may be acceptable if they have sufficiently high resolution). Contact the editor about file formats to use.
Material submitted to Sport Rocketry must not be submitted to another publications, other than NAR section newsletters. You retain the copyright to your material. You grant the NAR the right to use your submission in Sport Rocketry magazine and in one possible reprint publication, unless otherwise specified. Any physical media submitted cannot be returned unless prearranged with the editor.