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Neil Wyatt16/11/2018 12:16:08
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I know it's frustrating for people who have written longer articles to have to wait to see them appear, but I can only fit so many of these in each issue, and I thank the authors of these articles which are the 'meat and drink' of MEW for their contributions and their patience.

However, no matter how carefully we estimate the length of articles and lay out the drafts of the magazine, it is inevitable that we end up with gaps of one or two pages in most issues.

It's always my aim to fill these with short but useful content, l but once again my reservoir of suitable brief articles is running low and Stub Mandrel is muttering darkly about not writing any more until he gets a new quill pen...

Such 'shorts' are an ideal way to pass on an interesting technique or simple tool that is too long for a tip but straightforward enough not to need drawings or a complex explanation. It's a great opportunity for new contributors to 'cut their teeth' with less need to worry about how their article is submitted and for established authors to complement their more developed articles.

Finally, brief articles don't need to be as tightly focused on our core content of tools and techniques - as long as they have some relevance to our hobby.

A typical one-page article might be 200-500 words and 2-3 pictures.

And don't forget, we pay real money if we publish your article!

If you are interested, please email me and I will get back to you with some more guidance:

Many thanks,


Derek Lane 216/11/2018 12:34:13
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I can certainly appreciate the work involved in doing the work that you do. I have never done what you have but can say from the other side of the coin writing articles for submission is not a five minute job, how do I know I have written a few articles for "The Woodworker" magazine.

The amount of back and forth of e mails must take quite a bit of your time.

Neil Wyatt16/11/2018 17:47:38
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Well I had 16,777 emails to my MyTimeMedia account in the last 12 months, not counting those I've deleted or junk...

So probably well over fifty a day... alas a few do get overlooked unintentionally.

Perhaps I need to clean up my inbox more often?


martin ranson 216/11/2018 20:32:27
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TO NEIL WYATT please ... your request about "shorts" ... is it intended for MEW or does it apply to the ME magazine as well please ?


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