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Guest Comments, Guest Bloggers, and Guest Writer Guidelines
Updated as of November 20, 2019

You Agree
By using and/or visiting and/or submitting materials or comments to this website (collectively, including all content and functionality available through any site or domain owned, licensed by or licensed through, or operated by mediaBrew Communications Marquette Llc., or “Website”, including but not limited to sunny.fm, wfxd.com, wrup.com, greatlakesshopping.com, upbargains.com, broadcast-everywhere.net, broadcasteverywhere.org, broadcasteverywhere.org, uplocalsports.com), and including blogs operated by mediaBrew Communications Marquette Llc. employees in the course of their duties at mediaBrew Communications Marquette Llc., you agree to (1) these terms and conditions (the “Terms of Service”) found at https://broadcast-everywhere.net/legal/terms-of-use/ and (2) mediaBrew Communications Marquette Llc.’s privacy notice, found at https://broadcast-everywhere.net/legal/privacy-policy/ and incorporated here by reference. If you do not agree to any of these terms and/or to the mediaBrew Communications Marquette Llc. privacy notice, please do not use the mediaBrew Communications Marquette Llc. Website.

Submission Classification
Unless a written contract, signed by all parties, exist between you and both mediaBrew Communications Marquette Llc., the above Terms of Use and Privacy Policy rule the relationship between you and mediaBrew Communications Marquette Llc. Without an explicit contract signed by all parties, one-time, intermittent, or even regular or frequent submissions are agreed and assumed by all parties to fall under the license referred to in the above Terms of Use.

A submissions become the permanent licensed property of mediaBrew Communications Marquette Llc. according to the terms outline in the Terms of Use.

Acceptance, use or publication of Submission(s) by mediaBrew Communications Marquette Llc. or its employees or officers do not constitute any establishment of an employment relationship between the submitter and mediaBrew Communications Marquette Llc. All submissions of materials, photos, videos, articles, posts, comments, or any other form of guest submissions are categorized as Guest Comments as referred to in the Terms of Use.

Submission Guidelines – The Basics
All guest submissions should be emailed to guestsubmission@mre.fm
Each guest submission should include an explicit statement indicating that the submitter has read and accepted the “Guest Comments and Guest Writer Guidelines” found at https://broadcast-everywhere.net/legal/guest-blogger-and-guest-comment-guidelines/
Acceptance, publication, use, and editing of submission(s) by mediaBrew Communications Marquette Llc. is always at the sole discretion of mediaBrew Communications Marquette Llc.
While there are contests and awards for submission from time-to-time, unless otherwise indicated, no payments or other compensation will be provided for guest submissions
Spam and “spam-like” submissions are grounds for not only rejection of submissions but also permanent blacklisting of the submitter and/or submitter’s organization. Spam submissions may also result in reports to regional, national, or worldwide spam databases

Submission Guidelines – Quality and Format
All Submissions should be useful and relevant to a site’s target readers/audience.
All Submissions should be well-written.
All Submissions must be in electronic document format – no faxes, no snail mail, no dropped off stories, since all will be likely ignored. We’re poor and can’t afford to transcribe your submissions.
All submissions should be in text or html format…please, no MS Word, or other formats that mess up when copy and pasted

Please do not indent or include line breaks randomly throughout your submission. Test it firsts: open in notepad and verify that lines break (when word-wrap is turned off) only where blank line next is expected
Never use tabs in any submission
All Photos and videos must explicitly credit source.
All Photos should include explicit suggested caption and alt tags useful to visually impaired visitors that may use text-to-speech readers.
All Photos displayed should be kept to sizes no larger than needed to convey effect, and range between 340 pixels to 500 pixels wide and between 254 pixels to 500 pixels tall.
All Feature Posts require a feature post photo of exactly 340px wide by 254px tall on wfxd.com and sunny.fm

One photo per three moderate-length paragraphs is good rule of thumb, unless the submission is related to photography or art review or commentary.
All Links should be on-topic and entirely absence of the smell of spam.
All Links should include suggested tool-top title tag that provides additional information useful to reader to help the reader to decide whether to click link.
Illegal content, misleading information or fraudulent actions or claims may result in forwarding of submission to law enforcement.
Affiliate links and marketing links are forbidden.

Submission Guidelines – Preferred Topics and Subjects
Family-friendly content
Don’t bother with politician bashing unless you are invited specifically as a political commentator
Educational submission and how-to articles are really nice
Humor is hard but prized when it is perceived as genuine, sophisticated, and relevant to our readers
When crafted with skill, personal perspective writing is good
History of Upper Peninsula or its industries, Michigan history, Mining stories, and any local Sports are almost always gold
Positive News Content
Local Music Scene
Local and regional events, theater, entertainment posts are highly prized
Genuine, in-depth coverage of almost any topic, in series or one-shot
Posts that easily translate into radio or audio commentary
Photo(s) with short commentary of wildlife, public event, unique geography, animals
Photos of Cats and Dogs – sure, but if they capture something special
Nature posts
Travel Posts, especially reported from wthin our broadcast region
Little league, bowling league, baseball teams, volleyball, darts and pretty much any sports of local interest
Creative short fiction with local/regional setting
Folk and Traditional music stories from region
Video from around region
Original Music
Church and charity organizational updates
Just ask, and we’ll see

Submission Guidelines – Best Practices
Links to previously published materials internal to mediaBrew Communications Marquette Llc. website(s) is encouraged and acceptable
Links backs to published articles placed on reputable sites is encouraged
Request for reader comments through mediaBrew Communications Marquette Llc. sites is encouraged
SEO-rich and keyword focus in submission title and/or subject line and/or first 25 words of submission is appreciated, but all parts of a submission should first focus on human readability and audience understanding, not just satisfying computer indexing algorithms.
Article Titles should follow Chicago Manual of Style
Republished Articles are not usually acceptable without significant re-writes, though completely fresh perspectives on similar topics previously published are fine.
Guest Submissions republished elsewhere are not appreciated. Please submit original article(s) only. Please do not republish articles already published at a mediaBrew Communications Marquette Llc. website.
Authors are encouraged to link to their own website bio page, so long as their site doesn’t violate any of the guidelines herein.
Stick to simple html formatting: heading tags, bold, italics, and underline. Take special care to check before using unordered or ordered lists (usually fine, but not always), and always avoid special tab characters or invisible characters (except carriage return and newline character). Scripting in submission(s) is always unacceptable.
We encourage questions about formatting and policies, so ask before becoming frustrated
Submission Link

To Submit Guest Post: https://broadcast-everywhere.net/contact/submit-photo-image-picture-art-galleries/
Additional Information
You may request more information by writing:

Chuck Williams
mediaBrew Communications Marquette Llc.
3060 U.S. 41 West
Marquette, MI 49855

By phone: (906)228-6800
By Facsimile: (906)228-8128
By Email: guestsubmission@mre.fm

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