Fruit Gardener copy should reach the editor as follows:
|Issue||Dept. & Feature Copy||Calendar Copy|
|January/February||November 1||November 10|
|March/April||January 1||January 10|
|May/June||March 1||March 10|
|July/August||May 1||May 10|
|September/October||July 1||July 10|
|November/December||September 1||September 10|
Calendar items cover the first day of the first month of the two-month period to the last day of the second month (e.g., May 1 to June 30). It's a good idea to provide information for the first five days of the succeeding two-month period (in the example given, that would be to July 5). Since the Calendar appears on the inside cover, which is printed separate from the body, if you have a change or new information (even if beyond the deadline), contact the editor at (318) 640-4505 or fax (318) 640-5631 or e-mail: .
Electronic submission of material is strongly preferred, but not mandatory, and may be submitted as part of e-mail text or as a file attached to e-mail addressed to , or on a 3½" computer disk accompanied by a hard copy. For non-electronic submission, please furnish typewritten copy double-spaced in Courier or other plain typeface, using a dark ribbon to facilitate scanning. Photos, slides or drawings should be sent by regular mail unless electronic transmission is agreed to by the editor. Photographs, slides or drawings submitted will be retained by the Fruit Gardener morgue unless special arrangements are made for returning them. Slides may be copied before return. Mail should be addressed to:
Fruit Gardener Editor
968 Stone's Way
Pineville, LA 71360
Phone (318) 640-4505 or fax (318) 640-5631.
Here are the rules for word-processing style:
Do not try to set up tables. If you have a table, type the copy consecutively and the typesetter will arrange the material according to our column widths. Hopefully, this example of a two-column table will help. Start your copy at the left-hand margin:
Name of Fruit Apple Banana Coconut White Sapote Source ABC Nursery DEF Nursery GHI Nursery JKL Nursery
If there's a special way you want the table to look when printed, do a quick sketch on a separate piece of paper. Or, if you want to do it on your computer, that's OK as long as the table on the disk you send follows the format shown. Of course, if you have more than two columns, just keep going, one column under the other.