The Oakleaf ~ Article & Submission Guidelines

• To submit, e-mail your article to Editor Tara Ann Neville at theoakleaf@usnscf.com .

• Include "OAKLEAF: Spring/Summer/Winter Submission" in the subject line of your submission e-mail.

• Include your first name, last name, and a contact e-mail address and phone number in the body of your message. Your name will appear in the newsletter (unless you ask to be anonymous).

• Byline: author’s full name, rank, current job title and command (if military).

• A brief bio (your relationship to the SC) is suggested to be included in the email.

• Articles should be sent as an attachment, in either Word (.doc or .docx), plaintext (.txt, use Unicode encoding), or richtext (.rtf) format. Please do not send in .pdf format.

• Articles should be approximately 300-500 words. Up to 1,000 words may be accepted with prior approval.
  •  Word doc should be single spaced, with one return (but no indents) between paragraphs
  •  Add only one (1) space after each sentence
  •  Please also include a title for your article
• 1-3 Related pictures are highly encouraged to be submitted along with your article.
  •  Images must fall into one of these categories: [1] your own work—i.e. you took the photograph; [2] freely licensed; [3] public domain
  •  should be in .png or .jpg format
  •  Attach images to the same e-mail as your article submission.
  •  Include a short (1 sentence) caption for each image. Name, rank, location of people in photos.