Editorial Guidelines

Editorial Guidelines

  • QUERIES:  Do you have an idea for an article but aren’t sure it’s a good fit? Please send queries to ilovelibraries@ala.org. 
  • FORMAT: Electronic submissions in Word or Google Doc format are preferred and should be sent to ilovelibraries@ala.org.
  • PHOTOGRAPHS: Photos and images are preferred in JPG or PNG form. 
  • LENGTH: Feature articles should run between 400-1000 words.
  • PAYMENT: ilovelibraries.org does not offer honoraria for submissions.
  • EXCLUSIVE SUBMISSION: Please indicate if article has been or is being considered for publication elsewhere.
  • RIGHTS: Submission of an article grants the American Library Association the exclusive and perpetual rights to publish, use, edit, adapt, modify, excerpt and/or copy the article for any and all purposes in any and all media currently in existence or hereafter without further compensation to the writer.
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: We will acknowledge your article when we receive it. We make decisions to accept or reject articles as quickly as possible. 
  • PUBLICATION DATE: On acceptance, an estimated date of publication may be provided to the author.
  • EDITING: On accepted articles, the editors reserve the right to make editorial revisions, deletions, or additions which, in their opinion, support the author's intent. When changes are substantial, every effort is made to work with the author.