GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION AND INCLUSION IN THE RHA BLOG AND MAGAZINE
Submitting an article for publication
The RHA welcomes article submissions from members only. While we only have room to publish a limited number of articles in the RHA’s quarterly magazine, Universal Life, we also regularly publish items on our website, which we provide links to via the magazine, e-newsletters, Facebook, Twitter and our blog.
Please note that all contributors/authors must complete the RHA Article Permissions Form when submitting an article for the RHA’s consideration.
The RHA is happy to consider any article that is relevant and may be of interest to its membership. This includes articles that are more member-focused/experiential in nature, providing these relate to Reiki and Wellness work. Articles that are ‘advertorial’ in nature (i.e. that heavily promote a specific product or training provider) are unlikely to be published. We do not accept general advertisments from members or non-members.
Please double-check the spelling within the article especially names and any technical or medical terms.
This will depend on the type of copy submitted, but as a general guide, we suggest:
Your views and members’ news: up to 600 words;
Features: 500-800 words is usually optimal, keep it under 1000 words
All articles submitted to the RHA are subject to editing but where possible, please try to ensure that your article flows well and is reader-friendly.
Please note that submitting an article does not guarantee publication. The RHA may also delay (or occasionally withdraw) publishing articles accepted for publication, for a variety of reasons.
Pictures and Images:
Supporting pictures must be high-resolution, unless being supplied for web use only. To take high-resolution pictures, please ensure the camera formatting option is set to ‘large’, ‘advanced’ or similar, before the photographs are taken. Where possible, please ensure the background is neutral and uncluttered.
Submitting your article:
Please submit your article to the RHA team via the online submissions form in the next unit. Please ensure you read and accept the RHA Article Permissions Form in the next unit before submitting your article for publication.
Need Help or Advice:
Further guidance is available on request. Please contact the RHA Team via the contact link at the top of any page.
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RHA Article Permissions Agreement
While we do not wish to make the process of contributing an article to the RHA overly cumbersome, there are a number of points we would like to bring to your attention, particularly in relation to permissions, copyright and use of images.
Having read the RHA Article Submission Guidelines in the previous unit, please read the RHA Article Permissions Agreement below, before submitting your Article for possible inclusion and publication on our RHA website blog and RHA Magazine – Universal Life.
Please note that submitting an article to the RHA automatically implies:
FAQ: What about the Copyright? Who owns it? Can authors publish the articles on their blogs and websites as well?
Answer: (Legalese): You are granting the RHA the right to modify, translate, publish, delete, create derivative works from, or use in any other way, your articles or content. This right includes a perpetual, commercial, irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully sub-licensable, and transferable license to use the content in the manner mentioned above.
We will put an effort in attributing the articles and content correctly to you as their author, but cannot guarantee this. All articles and content published on our website then become, for other users of our website, free to distribute under a creative commons attribution license for non-commercial use.
This license you are granting us is non-exclusive. You still have full rights to your articles, while we still retain the right and license you have granted us. This agreement may change at any time without prior notice. By sending us your articles and content, you agree to all the above.
STEP 1: How to Prepare your Article ready for submission to the RHA via email:
Article Completion Guides
1: *Author’s name: [Insert your full name – pen names are acceptable]
2: *Author’s email address: [Insert your email address]
3: *Article Title: [Insert the title of your article]
4: *Article Content: [Insert (paste) the article text into this box] (normally around 500-1500 words).
5: *Short Bio: [Insert (paste) a brief personal bio into this box]. This is where you add your name, qualifications, specialities, experience etc (normally around 100-150 words).
6: Website Address: [Insert your website address]
7: Social Media Profile Page: [Insert your Facebook/Twitter or Instagram page or profile address]
STEP 2: Submit Your RHA Article Via Email
*Author’s permission: By sending your Article to the RHA via email you are confirming by default that you have read and accept the contents of the RHA Article Submission Guidelines and RHA Article Permissions Agreement set out above and you hereby give permission for the RHA to publish your article, in line with the terms laid out.