Writer guidelines

Here's a few hints for writers who want to submit articles to our magazine.

  • Don't forget that your text will be published under the Creative Commons Atrribution- ShareAlike licence (CC BY-SA 3.0). Before going any further, please take some time to read this page : http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
  • Please also read our style guidelines
  • Send your article directly to the pgmag mailing list : pgmag@googlegroups.com
  • Do not put any style in your text : no colors, no specific font, no bold, no italic, etc.
  • You can send in your text in the text file format of your choice (.doc, .odt, etc.) but basically a simple .txt file is all we need
  • If you want your article to be on a single page, then your text should conatins approximately 3000 characters (including spaces and punctuation). If you want to write a twoo-pages article, you need to provide a text containing at leat 6000 characters. And so on….
  • Write a header to your article. If you don't the copy editor will do it for you anyway.
  • Please tell us a little about you! Along with your article, send us a short bio (250 char. max) with a picture (300x300px at least) and a url for the readers who want to know more about you.
  • If you have images to illustrate your articles, first check that they are compatible with our content licence and then send it to us.
  • If you write about a special feature of PostgreSQL (for example “unlogged tables”) or about a small application (for example pgAdmin), please give details about its author : URL of the project, name of the main developper, his company, etc.