Submission Guidelines for FAASA Articles
Articles need to show a good understanding of astrological principles. Articles need to be about astrology, or matters relevant to astrology with references to astrology included, with the main body of the work devoted to astrological discussion. Please advise the editor if the article has been previously published.
Maximum length is 3-4 pages plus references. As this is a website remember that readers will not usually want to scroll through too many pages.
All data sources for astrology charts should be given. If you have got your data from a Data Collection or biography, please cite the name of the collection or book.
As contemporary astrological protocol utilises Lois Rodden’s Rating System FAASA asked authors to adopt this practice:
AA: Birth Certificate; Birth Record; state, church or family records; A: Accurate data from person, family, or associate; B: Biography or autobiography; C: Caution; no source of origin; DD: Dirty Data: more than one time/date/place/source
When citing your references we prefer you to use the Harvard Date Method.
Any direct quotes from books, magazines, articles, journals, websites conference proceedings etc must be in referenced e.g. Sasportas (1989, p 272) states, the planet Venus is linked to three basic spheres of life: relationships, creativity and values… Some use “ “ to quote and some use italicise text. Either is acceptable.
This follows with a full reference to the source in a reference section at the end of your article.
Simply put: Author first, then the Title of the book, Publisher, Place of publication, Year of publication, then relevant Page numbers. e.g. Howard Sasportas, The Gods of Change, Arkana: Penguin Books, London, 1989 pp. 271-72
When citing periodicals or magazines, Author, Title of article, Title of publication, Date of publication, Page number. e.g. Babula Phillips, Lilith the Black Moon, The FAA Journal, March 1998, p 33.
When using websites e.g. Skyscript: Frawley John; How to beat Time http://www.skyscript.co.uk/timing.html [accessed April 10 2008].
The important thing is to acknowledge your source!
Your contact information
Please supply your contact information — name, address, email address, phone, fax, etc. as well as a short biography (about 50-100 words) and a photograph of yourself in jpeg file format
All submissions should be sent via email to email@example.com
Text should be in Microsoft Word ONLY; and photos in jpeg file format.
If you are without email facilities please send submissions on CD. These will not be returned unless accompanied by a self addressed and stamped envelope or satchel.
Please do NOT include charts or diagrams within the text file. Charts or diagrams must be attached separately.
Astrological charts must be in Solar Fire format or jpeg file format if created in a different program. Please list all chart data at the end of your article including the exact positions of the Moon and Ascendant to ensure accurate reproduction.
Acceptance for publication
The Website Editor reserves the right to edit or reject any contribution.
Copyright of your work
FAASA will publish articles in pdf format however be aware that once your article is published others will be able to download it easily. Submission of your article to FAASA acknowledges this.
Website Editor Contact details
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to The Editor, FAASA, PO Box 7443 Hutt Street, Adelaide SA 5000
FAASA Article Submissions:
(Adapted from National FAA)
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