***PUBlic LIBRARY*** FAQs & LINKS TO HELPFUL THREADS

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Posted 2/18/2005 by Lemonade Stand in The Pub
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Lemonade Stand
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Posted: 2/18/2005 7:42:24 PM
NOTE: I am no longer updating this thread; last update was 5/31/06.


MOST REQUESTED LINK:

*Pub Calls Calendar (to add something, email: pubcalls@gmail.com)


LINKS TO HELPFUL THREADS:

Publishing-Related Links:
*Submitting 101 (but answers to frequently asked questions are listed below)
*The Art of Understanding Getting Published
*Page Submission Checklist
*What it's like in the biz
*How to Get Published (by Jyl Read, Asst Ed PK)
*Direct Submissions Info
*Getting published without sending LO's to "general submissions"
*Do editors red-flag? and other stuff
*ScrapSubmit?
*How to stitch layouts with various software
*How to resize layouts with various software
*How to embed images in email
*How to package your layout for mailing
*Design Team Info
*More Design Team Info
*Manufacturer Design Teams & Who Is On Them
*How to Prepare for CHA (links to helpful threads) Includes info on portfolios
*Tips for taking a good photo of yourself
*Printable Definitions (for your layouts)
*How to Get Out of a Scrapping Rut
*How to find your Style
*Photo Inspiration (ideas)
*Design Hints
*Thumbnail images
*Getting published (Teri Fode's cool post)
*What I've learned (Shannon Montez's cool post)
*Scrap they way you would scrap if (Thena's cool post)
*A Non-Scraplifting Disclosure for Unconscious Semi-Lifting
*Super Mega Maya HOF FAQ and Resource
*How to type text in a circle using Word
*How to type text in a circle (journaling inside the circle) using PhotoShop
*Photoshop Tips (also useful for similar programs)
*Cool stuff you can do with MS Word
*Image Rescue Link for Lost Photos

2Peas & Pub Board Links:
*The Pub Manifesto
*List of Pubster's User Names and Real Names (compiled list)
*List of Pubster's User Names and Real Names (original add-your-name thread)
*The Official Pub Dictionary (definitions like BTT)
*How to add a profile picture (avatar) and blinkie
*How to add an avatar
*How to Post a Layout on 2Peas
*How to add a link to your post (like to a layout, blog or resume)
*How to add a link to your signature line
*How to make your comments look fancy when posting a LO (line breaks, font size, color, etc.)
*How to see the # of views and posts on your praise threads
*"Removed For Publication" sign for your posted layout(s)
*How to make your own "Removed for Publication" sign
*Things you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask
*Tips for New Peas (from General Scrappin' board)


ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED PUB QUESTIONS:


1. Where do I start?
Magazines generally work 6 months in advance. (In other words, in January they are working on July's issue, so you probably don't want to submit a winter-themed layout in January unless there is a specific call for winter-themed pages.) Also, remember to keep track of the supplies you used to create your layout (brand of paper, embellishments, fonts, etc.); magazines want to publish a supply list along with your layout.

2. How do I find out about calls?
Pubcalls Blog and Pub Calendar are the most comprehensive.

3. How do I submit my layout?
For general submissions, you can submit electronically through the magazine's website using a digital photo or scan of your layout, or you can mail a color copy to the address provided by the magazine. You can submit to several magazines at once using ScrapSubmit.com. For specific calls or contests, follow the magazine’s instructions.

4. Can I submit a layout based on a BH sketch?
CK has has stated when asked this question that the BH sketches are to inspire and anyone who has used one to create a layout is welcome to submit their inspired layout for publication consideration to any magazine.

5. How long does it take to be notified?
Notification can take anywhere from hours to months! If you submitted to a specific call or contest, you’ll know when people are being notified because of all the “tooting” on the publications board.

6. Do magazines notify you by email or telephone?
Sometimes by email and sometimes by telephone.

7. Will they call back if I miss their phone call?
Yes.

8. What if two magazines request my layout?
The general rule of thumb is that whoever requests it first should get it (even if it's not your first/favorite magazine choice).

9. How do I package my layout for mailing?
Make sure your name, address and phone number are on the back of each page, and put your layout in a sheet protector. You may want to sandwich it between two larger pieces of cardboard and/or use bubble wrap (bubble side out so it won’t leave marks). Many people use USPS priority boxes for shipping and get a tracking number. Here's a thread with helpful packaging tips: How to package your layout for mailing.


--Lisa

MonkeyWagon
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Posted: 2/18/2005 8:02:46 PM
OMG, Lisa--this RULES!!! You are a total hero--thanks for putting this together!!

cbodine
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Posted: 2/18/2005 8:04:59 PM
Your a Rockstar for putting this together and keeping up with it!!

janet_o
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Posted: 2/18/2005 8:07:16 PM
Oh. My. Goodness. How LONG did it take you to do that? You rule! Thanks so much!

e-scrapper
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zoobie
StuckOnPeas

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Posted: 2/18/2005 8:26:11 PM
Great resource! Esp. for those of us who want to be published for the first time. I keep saying that 2005 will be my year but we're already into August submissions!!!

Thanks again, L-stand!!!

KirstenDrew
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Posted: 2/18/2005 8:46:00 PM
Wowsers, *thank you*!
In my head, I've been wording an e-mail for the Pub asking for just this sort of advice
You have missed your true calling - you'd make much more money as a mind reader

Kirsten

SageHen
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Posted: 2/18/2005 9:00:14 PM
I love this!

ktjoswanson
AncestralPea

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Posted: 2/18/2005 9:18:55 PM
This must have taken a whole lot of your time. I'm sure it will be extremely useful to so many people. Thanks for compiling it all in once place.

Katie

PS - You are the antithesis of my children in that you make me feel like I know something.

boobugbear
pink piggies!

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Posted: 2/18/2005 9:24:02 PM
L-stand...you da bomb!!!!!

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Posted: 2/18/2005 9:25:30 PM
Thank you SO much for all the time and effort you put into this. This is awesome.

Kathleen C
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Posted: 2/18/2005 9:32:42 PM
Wow! THANK you!!! This newbie bows and peas at your feet!

Darlene_W
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Posted: 2/18/2005 9:35:36 PM
Thank you!

*Amber*
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Posted: 2/18/2005 9:47:56 PM
wow! great post! TFS!

Lemonade Stand
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Posted: 2/19/2005 6:40:38 AM

winterthyme
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Posted: 2/19/2005 11:08:00 AM
Thank you for all the awesome links, you rock!

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Posted: 2/19/2005 11:21:49 AM
L-stand, Thank YOU! For you:


SDesmond
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Posted: 2/19/2005 11:23:38 AM
You deserve a L-Standing ovation!

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Posted: 2/20/2005 9:59:48 AM
Fab thread! Great info! Thanks ever so much!

careyayn22
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Posted: 2/20/2005 11:59:53 AM
Thanks again for doing this L-Stand! I will be updating the Super Mega Maya HOF thread soon and then again after the contest ends.

Carey

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Posted: 2/20/2005 1:33:05 PM
L-Stand is a faboolous librarian!

daughterofsarah
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Posted: 2/20/2005 3:26:46 PM
THANK YOU!

Dawn

Lanus
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Posted: 3/3/2005 10:33:37 AM
BTT for new Pubsters.........

Lanus

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Posted: 3/3/2005 10:49:09 AM
Wonderful Lisa!!! Thanks for putting it all together!!!

agomalley
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Posted: 3/3/2005 1:18:37 PM
This is wonderful!!! thanks so much. I'm getting ready to start submitting and this is really helpful for me.

ReneeDezember
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Posted: 3/3/2005 1:23:51 PM
Thanks for sharing!

KarenEmily
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Posted: 3/3/2005 9:14:40 PM
Oh my gosh!! ::blushing:: I made the public library!! I am getting some love!!

What a wonderful day!

bunkie
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Posted: 3/3/2005 9:27:19 PM
Lemon (aid)~can I still p-mail you with my silly ?'s TEE HEE BTW, you see I still have NO publet sparkly box! ugh!

bunkie
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Posted: 3/3/2005 11:05:21 PM
BTT!

Lemonade Stand
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Posted: 3/3/2005 11:06:33 PM
Tina, of course you can!

bunkie
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Posted: 3/3/2005 11:08:06 PM
Thank You Lisa!

Lemonade Stand
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Posted: 3/11/2005 11:11:42 AM
BTT for newbies

StephPea
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Posted: 3/11/2005 12:16:27 PM
Don't want this to get buried on page 2!

PBev
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Posted: 3/11/2005 1:12:43 PM
Thanks Lisa!

LivetoRead
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Posted: 3/11/2005 3:51:19 PM
BTT

Lanus
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Posted: 3/16/2005 10:09:34 AM
BTT for the funhouse....

michelle731
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Posted: 4/1/2005 9:29:36 AM
This is great! Thanks. I was going to ask if there was some stickied list of info somewhere.

scrappyknees
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Posted: 4/6/2005 12:52:02 AM
btt

Lemonade Stand
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Posted: 4/20/2005 7:57:41 AM
BTT for newbies

Lemonade Stand
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Posted: 4/25/2005 2:50:43 PM
BTT for newbies.

scrapn4keeps
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Posted: 5/19/2005 10:42:05 PM
I don't know how I managed to miss this thread for so long! This is great! You put a lot of work into this! TFS!

Betsy

cross9cowgirl
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Posted: 5/19/2005 11:16:14 PM
WOW! Thanks!
Rhonda

Lemonade Stand
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Posted: 5/30/2005 10:43:22 PM
BTT... hoping someone might find this stuff helpful...

sreilly106
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Posted: 6/1/2005 10:46:40 AM
How do I save this link?

suziebeezie
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Posted: 6/8/2005 12:33:41 PM
Lisa, I can't thank you enough for this resource.

ScrapNancy
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Posted: 6/8/2005 12:49:38 PM
btt for productive reading....

SageHen
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Posted: 6/8/2005 12:53:03 PM
Thanks Nancy and Lisa. I'm just about ready to take the submitting plunge again.(put worried face here)

KristyAnn
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Posted: 6/8/2005 12:57:43 PM
I appreciate your time putting all this together.

Lemonade Stand
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Posted: 6/8/2005 1:09:39 PM
sreilly, you can save the thread by either:

1. clicking on the magnifying glass icon next to the thread title, which will save it to your "watch list" and you can access it by clicking on "my home" next to your pea name way at the top of the page

2. or by clicking on the plus sign icon, which will save it to your book of scraps and you can access it by clicking on "my book of scraps" way at the top of the page.


Kalea
Doing my K*Pea Duty ;-)

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Posted: 7/5/2005 9:18:30 AM
BTT for peaps who need to restore their siggys.
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