Submissions

The Art of Japan: Kanazawa is looking for quality articles with content that is informational and well thought out. Please only submit articles that have relevance to our mission of promoting and supporting the arts and culture of the Hokuriku region.

  •  What we like: contributions that have strong factual information, that are written compellingly, display good research and background knowledge, and, where possible, include images to illustrate them. Your article should serve to educate and inform rather than just serve as a promotional piece.
  • Submit finished material: material that requires extensive editing is less likely to be published. Spell-check and review your work carefully before submitting it. Please don’t send us revisions once you have submitted it.
  •  Article Submission does not mean your article will be automatically accepted and published. The Art of Japan: Kanazawa has the sole authority to accept or reject any article. We will, however, indicate the reason for rejection in an email notice.
  •  Prohibited content: The Art of Japan: Kanazawa does not publish content that encourages discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, or ability.
  • All submissions must include a short two-to-three line bio explaining who you are, where you are, and other relevant facts.
  • Submissions with well-captioned photos that you personally have taken or have permission to use (with credit) are appreciated.
  • Write FOR PUBLICATION or SUBMISSION as the e-mail subject line. Send us a query BEFORE submitting a finished article. The query should include an abstract of your article.

By submitting your work to The Art of Japan: Kanazawa, you are giving us a non-exclusive right to use the material on our website and in multimedia presentations (i.e. video, DVD) in perpetuity. If you wish to republish the article after it has been published on The Art of Japan: Kanazawa, please ensure the publication notes that the article was originally published by The Art of Japan: Kanazawa, and if said publication is a web publication, that it offers a link to The Art of Japan: Kanazawa. In the case of submissions of material published elsewhere, please let us know where and when the article was published so we can do the same. Do not submit material to which you do not hold rights.

  • The Art of Japan: Kanazawa does not have the resources to pay all contributors at this time, but we do credit your work and can offer a link to your website and pass on correspondence relating to your contribution. We are happy to discuss story ideas with prospective contributors.
  • The Art of Japan: Kanazawa prefers original content and is committed to a high standard of professional presentation of content. Please let us know if you are submitting content to us that has been published elsewhere or that you are submitting to other publications. Exceptions to this are press releases and reports issued by organizations.
  • Article length: For regular articles, 600-2,000 words is an acceptable length, although 500-1200 words is more standard. For articles longer than this, it is best to send a query to the editors before submitting.
  • Text format: The Art of Japan: Kanazawa prefers plain text, Word, or RTF document submissions in email with clear captioning of any photographs following, a brief biography, and any images attached to the e-mail.
  • The Art of Japan: Kanazawa does not publish plagiarized material under any circumstances. All articles submitted by you must be written by you. Plagiarists will be banned without recourse. Anyone proven guilty of copyright infringement will be prohibited from future submissions and all previous articles will be removed.

Sourcing and citations

Most of the time it suffices to credit the source of an idea or quotation in the text of an article, e.g., “In December 2008, The Japan Times reported, ‘For those waiting on their ID cards,….'”

Endnotes are acceptable when such reference is essential for the credibility of the writer’s argument. In this case, endnotes should be marked in square brackets,

e.g.   … noted Jane Smith in The Guardian. [1]

The bottom footnotes should appear after the article. Please note that a web link does not suffice as a citation. Citations must include in this order: the author(s), article/broadcast title, publication/program title or body that published the cited material, and date.

e.g. [1] Jane Smith, “The Art of Lacquer,” The Guardian, 23 September 2002.

Web links may be used to supplement the citation and to make it easy for readers to find the cited material on the web. Please note when the material was last accessed in the event of a link no longer working.

e.g. [13] Taro Tanaka, “Sakura Sakura,” The Art of Kyoto Online, 10 November 2004 (accessed 28 January 2009).