always welcomes articles of interest to AMATYC members. If it is about an
accomplishment of you or your colleague, affiliate news, or a grant activity,
please send it to your regional Vice President. However, if you have a short
teaching topic or idea to share, an activity that you believe other members
would find interesting, the results of a grant, or hints to help other members
spend their professional time more productively, please consider writing it and
sending it to
Diane Koenig, AMATYC News Editor, or Kathryn Kozak, AMATYC
News liaison, or by submitting the online form.
If you don’t know if something would be appropriate, ask us. AMATYC
are light, short, and informative. To help you in your writing, here are a few
Length: Most of our
articles run in length between 300 and 500 words. Items in the AMATYC News tend to be one column or less of a
three-column wide page.
Electronically: AMATYC News is produced
electronically. We ask that articles come to the editor as Word documents or by using the online form.
Articles are edited and proofed with an eye toward the finished product. We
typically do not involve the author in this process, but make changes when we
believe that the text will be improved with the change. The goal is to make you
and AMATYC look good.
Formatting: If you submit a Word document, we take
your document and insert it into a page layout program. Heavily formatted
documents cause major difficulties at this point. In addition, remember that we
are looking at narrow columns and bulleted or numbered lists do not translate
Patience: We’ll use
appropriate articles when space allows. AMATYC News is printed in multiples of four pages. So if we only have
enough material for eleven and a half pages, we need an article that is about
one-half of a page long. At that point, we might use two-quarter page articles
or one half-page article. If your article isn’t printed in the next issue, keep
watching. However, if you think we’ve forgotten it, please email; just like you
we teach at a two-year college.