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Please CLICK HERE or fill out form below to sign up to receive the Indiana Boer Goat Classic email newsletter and stay up to date with all of the current IBGC events.

If you have a special interest story or news relating to the boer goat industry in Indiana or the IBGC and/or a member of the IBGC and would like it to appear in an upcoming newsletter, please send it to: communication@indianaboergoat.org for review.

Please include your contact information for any questions relating to your submission.

Submission Guidelines

Who We Are
The Indiana Boer Goat Classic e-Newsletter is the quarterly electronic publication of the Indiana Boer Goat Classic. Our readers are Boer Goat enthusiasts with a range of interests as wide as the boer goat industry.

Our Editorial Needs
The IBGC  Newsletter is always interested in good story ideas about Boer Goats and people—the owners and producers. Well-written and photographed articles on showing, ranching, goat meat recipes and management are also welcomed.

Articles and photography from experienced caprine freelancers will be considered. Email Editor Tina Hirsch at communications@indianaboergoat.org with story ideas and submissions.

Please Query First
Prior to submitting a freelance article, Editor Tina Hirsch at communications@indianaboergoat.org. If your query idea is accepted, you will be asked to provide a complete outline of the article, as well as a list of the photos that will accompany it.

Article Length and Style
e-Newsletter articles generally run between 300 and 500 words. Short articles and special interest pieces are preferred, however longer articles may be accepted if the content warrants the expanded coverage. Long, rambling essays will be rejected, as will opinion pieces or manuscripts that have not been carefully researched or that contain factual errors. Submissions that contain misspellings or improper use of grammar or punctuation may also be rejected as will poorly organized pieces.

The main consideration is the accurate presentation of facts in a concise, interesting manner.
We only accept submissions in Microsoft® Word® format.  Submissions should be double-spaced and emailed to communications@indianaboergoat.org.  Printed or handwritten submissions are not accepted. Include all of your contact information in your e–mail message. Failure to meet this requirement may result in the immediate return of your submission.

Photography
Suitable photographs are an integral part of an editorial submission and are considered part of the complete editorial package. They should be visually interesting, while clearly illustrating the major points made in the article and prominently feature an American Boer Goat.

We can use photos with our articles if they enhance the article’s content. If you choose to submit a photo with your article, it must be a high-resolution .jpg or .tif (at least 300 dpi and at least 4" by 6" in size). We cannot enlarge photos and maintain the required resolution. Photos should be sent in separate files and referenced in the article, when applicable. Do not include any text with the photo file.

Once Your Article has been Submitted
The editorial staff reviews all submissions for content quality and suitability. Once accepted, articles may be edited to conform to our style. The editorial staff will contact you regarding submissions and queries to accept, reject or discuss details.

Payment Policy
The IBGC is an all-volunteer association and therefore is not able to compensate freelancers for their submissions.

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