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MillstoneMillstone submissions: file formats and response times

Millstone submissions: file formats and response times

As more and more people submit articles, ads and Billboard items to the Millstone, we receive those in more and more file formats. Here is how we’d prefer you send that content to us.

Articles, letters, etc

When possible please submit longer text items in MS Word format, or as plain text. Keep formatting such as indents, tabs, etc, to a minimum as this has to be removed in most cases.

Shorter items are fine simply as emails — ads, short Billboard notices, and so on.

Text in PDF format does not work for us, nor does Macintosh Pages.


Photos to accompany articles should be in JPG format. Photos in PNG format are usually much too large and we need to reformat them.

If you know how to resize photos, please send them at a maximum of 800 px wide. If not, don’t worry about it. We’ll resize them.

Posters, flyers

If you’re submitting a poster or flyer for the Billboard, we prefer it in JPG format when possible, since that’s the format we have to publish it in.

PDF files are acceptable, though not preferred, if they don’t contain a lot of text. Note that we have to reformat these before publishing, which may affect the quality.

Response times

Most of our 15,000 monthly readers will know that The Millstone is a non-profit, volunteer-run newspaper with no paid staff and no advertising revenue. We are not always able to respond to every email we receive on the day it’s received, or on the next day either depending how many we have to get through. If you don’t hear back from us right away, please be patient.

On the other hand, emails do sometimes go missing or end up in the ‘Spam’ folder. If you don’t hear back after a couple of days please do send a reminder.

Thanks for your understanding. We look forward to your continued submissions.




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