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The Empire State Mason
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Mission Statement:
To present a professional quality publication that is informative, educational and entertaining, while being as truly responsive to you, our reader, and the Craft as a whole.

The Empire State Mason Magazine has always been the primary means of communication with ALL of the Masons in New York State. It is our hope, that this magazine will become even more responsive to the needs of our Masonic Family. It requires your assistance: letters to the Editors; articles about what is happening in your area of the State; descriptions of the programs that are making Masonry work; Masonic research; Masonic history; Masonic education; and your thoughts about what Masonry means today.

ESM SCHEDULE
ARTICLES
DEADLINE
ISSUE
MAILING
DATE
July 1
Fall
September 1
October 1
Winter
December 1
January 1
Spring
March 1
April 1
Summer
June 1
Articles that are submitted after the deadline dates
will be considered as part of the next issue.


SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE
MAIL OR E-MAIL:
ATTN: Ron N. Bower
Empire State Mason Magazine
37 Oliver Street Lockport, NY 14094-4615
(716) 434-4946
RonNBower@aol.com


SUBMIT ARTICLES & PHOTOS TOGETHER by E-Mail or USPS:

  1. Type in Times New Roman font (this is it).
  2. The use the \ is no more (ex: RW or MW)
    - Use TABS for spacing and alignment - not spaces
  3. Acceptable file formats: Text (TXT), Rich Text (RTF),
    MS Word, WP5 or WP6 for Windows
  4. Include hard copy and photos with your name, address, and phone.
  5. Important that you must submit with each article your full name,
    address, zip+4, phone and cell phone numbers.
E-Mail or mail to Ron Bower*.

PHOTO SPECIFICATIONS
Quality is important if they are to be reproduced in the Empire State Mason.


photo 1 - Washed Out - No contrast. Image overexposed, detail lost in light areas.
photo 2 - Dark - Image muddy, detail lost in dark areas.
photo 3 - Blurred - Out of focus or subject camera moved during exposure.
photo 4 - Normal Exposure - If somebody moves or blinks and someone always does, so always take extra exposures.
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Prints or 35mm Slides
• Prints: photos NOT to be larger than 4x6 inches
• Submit captions separately,
DO NOT write on back of photos.

Digital photos or scanned Prints
• Digital Scan at 400dpi (or higher)
• Save as a serparate jpeg file. DO NOT embed
photo in a text file, or retouch (modify)
• Digital photos NOT to be larger than 4 x 6 inches
• Digital photos NOT less than 3 x 5 inches only exception is a head shot of chairmen

Photos Must Be Submitted With Article!
DO NOT submit an article or photo as it appears
in a newspaper or magazine, as they are copyrighted.
We require written permission from the publisher
before the article or photo can be reprinted in
the Empire State Mason.

PHOTO RELEASE If a child under the age of 18 is in the photo, the Empire State Mason requires a "Child Photo Release Form", signed by the parent or guardian. The form can be obtained at www.nymasons.org
The "Child Photo Release Form" must accompany article and photo.