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Fire Island News publishes a community calendar of events in our paper, as well as on our website. Not for profit organizations may submit calendar announcements at no charge, for events that are open to the public, by emailing the information to email@example.com To make room for all events, keep in mind these listings are modest in size and suitable for basic information only. Also event listings are a courtesy not a paid ad, repeated emails for changes or tweaks beyond factual correction may result in deleting said event from the calendar. If your promotion needs require something more extensive, we suggest you consult our advertising department, which offers competitive rates for not for profit organizations at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Letters for publication in Fire Island News may be submitted via email to email@example.com . So that everyone has a chance to be heard, we ask that your letter not exceed 350 words. Fire Island News reserves the right to abridge or edit any letter for length, grammar, and spelling purposes. We also reserve the right not to publish any letter that we don't think is appropriate. Sorry, we do not have staff on hand to re-type handwritten or typed paper letters no matter how short they may be. Any and all paper letter submissions are automatically rejected. We also do not publish letters sent anonymously – sign your name if you want to see that letter in print!
Reader contributor photos are always welcome and may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or simply messaged to our Facebook page. Please limit submission to six images per news cycle, in jpeg format please. Any submitted drone images must comply with FAA regulations concerning their use within national park jurisdiction, while posing no risk to pedestrians, wildlife, or property in taking said image. In addition always be respectful of the environment and local wildlife when taking nature pictures outdoors, including but not limited to adherence of NOAA marine life viewing and distance guidelines. Fire Island News reserves the right not to publish any photograph we deem improper or are in violation of these federal mandates.
Some of our best news items over the years came to be because someone approached us with an idea. With that said, not all story ideas are possible or practical for publication in our paper, and there are many possible reasons why this might be the case. The best thing to do is run it by us by emailing email@example.com. We just might say yes!
We publish reader-contributor essays and op-eds frequently, and welcome our guest writers with the understanding that such contributions are on a strictly gratis basis. In order to qualify, the written piece must reach a certain level of writing excellence, as well as address subject matter we believe will be relevant and of interest to our readers. Such essays should be on or about 1,200 words in length, and not have been previously published or simultaneously submitted to a competing publication. Email your essay in an editable document format like MS Word to firstname.lastname@example.org . Like our Letters to the Editor, Fire Island News reserves the right to abridge or edit any letter for length, grammar, and spelling purposes; and again we do not have staff on hand to re-key material submitted in hard-copy (paper) essays. We also can’t stress enough that reader contributions are subject to the same editing standards that all content published in Fire Island News is. If you desire content printed “word for word” as you wrote it, we suggest you consult our advertising department, where space in this publication may be purchased. Said items must still meet certain criteria to be approved for publication, and it will be clearly marked as a paid advertisement so our readership is not misled to believe otherwise.
Fire Island News has changed hands multiple times since 1957, and such collections were not always included in the transaction. Our archival files are incomplete, and our business offices are presently not set up for this kind of research. We suggest the Long Island Room of Queens Public Library in Jamaica, NY, which keeps a partial archive collection of our publication on microfilm, and is a public center dedicated to such endeavors.
On social media, readers are welcome and encouraged to share items via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Linked-in, etc. using the “share” button. However keep in mind that news articles and photos are copyrighted material of both the publisher and its creator. Exercise caution when using ”screenshots,” “drag and drop” or “copy and paste” to extract content outside of these parameters, for it is the intellectual property of Fire Island News, and this publication does not take copyright infringement lightly. When in doubt, write to us to seek permission for its use.