The Gilded Serpent presents...
Our Submission Guidelines
& Editorial Policies
Gilded Serpent welcomes submission
of materials concerning all forms of
Middle Eastern music and dance
from all the facets of our colorful and diverse community!
By submitting your materials to Gilded Serpent you are accepting the following
1) Submit your unpublished articles only! Articles
that appear subsequently in other magazines will be retired to our
archives or removed at our discretion. On occasion,
GS may republished material that is no longer available elsewhere
as a service to the music and dance community. We
do not publish articles that are already available on your own (or
any other) site! Your article will remain on our site
as long as GS exists because it is our intent is to make it readily
available to the public through our archives. It is more prestigious
for you to link from your site to the page where GS has presented
your work on this highly visible media site. If for any reason your
article is republished elsewhere, Gilded Serpent must be notified
and credited: "Previously published on GildedSerpent.com on
mo/dy/yr (and linked if on a website)."
If your article appears in a printed source, please send a copy
of that issue to our offices at P.O. Box 39, Fairfax, CA
2) Articles and reviews must
be entertaining even while educating or discussing a serious subject.
Keep your point in focus. Please submit only your final draft
for proofing and editing.
3)Length of submissions should be no longer than approximately
3 pages. GS may present longer articles in more than one installment.
All articles remain accessible in our archives permanently.
4) Limit self-serving plugs.
Use your "Bio Page" (see below) to promote yourself, your event, or
your website and not the article itself. If you must mention an event in your
article, it must relate to the subject of the article. Just make a simple statement.
GS will provide a link to your site on your own bio page with your submission.
5) Submitting news? Great! We want it! Please make a distinction
between news and promotion of yourself or an event. Promotion is not news and
you should post it on our self-serve Events
Calendar. If you want more promotion, we invite you to buy an advertisement.
Please call us and we will be happy to assist you in composing an effective ad!
6) GS wants your graphics and photos! Even if you
are not submitting an article, it is very helpful for us to have
a stock of graphics from which to illustrate a variety of material
that may appear on Gilded Serpent.GS will ad your personal publicity
photos or any other graphics that you are willing to share to our
store of resources. Please note that we want to credit your photographer
also, whenever possible.
7) Copyright issues---GS has posted a notice on our front
page as follows:
Gilded Serpent is an online resource in magazine format for Middle Eastern music, dance, and bellydance. All work copyright 1998-2014 by Gilded Serpent, LLC. Gilded Serpent is published by Snake's Kin Studio, which has been on the web since 1994. Reproduction in whole or part of any text, article, photograph, graphic, artwork or illustration without advanced written permission is strictly prohibited.
Please discuss with the editor any of your concerns about copyright issues.
8) For your "Bio-page", please send a biography
and portrait photo of yourself, along with your piece. As
a gratuity to the contributor and authentication for the reader/researcher, each contributor
will be represented by a "Bio-page."
This is a page linked to your byline and your name anytime it is
mentioned anywhere on Gilded Serpent. On your "Bio-page",
you can promote yourself and link to your own web site. This
"Bio-page" will also be preserved along with your article
on our site permanently. For the purposes of documentation and as additional navigation, a master listing
of your articles on Gilded Serpent will be listed on your "Bio-page". Please include a current biography of around 500 words, a separate portrait of yourself (with photo credit), and any links you would like on your biopage at the same time that you submit your article.
9) Remember, our Editorial Board has the final say!
We appreciate and thank you for your support!
PO Box 39, Fairfax, CA 94960, USA
(you can also just copy this address to your email program)
Tips for Writing a Critical Review
Tips for Writing an Article for Gilded Serpent
Product Submission Guidelines and Form
Frequently Asked Questions