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Editorial Guidelines

Objective of the Milton Scene:

The mission of the Milton Scene is to connect members of the Milton, MA community through news, events, local resources and recommendations (contractors, plumbers, cleaners, etc.). Letters/opinion can also be submitted to the Milton Scene for engaging the community in dialogue about issues concerning our town.

We have put together some information and guidelines for you to consider when putting together your submission.

Our policy on posting events in Milton:

  • Town events and news: we make every effort to post official Town of Milton news and events.
  • We will post all events hosted at the Milton Public Library that are included in the Library’s monthly press release of events. We do not post additional events hosted at the Milton Public Library, which are not in the monthly press release. Those events may be posted via paid advertising.

Our Non-profit posting policy:

  • We will post non-profit and charity events free of charge once per event on the Milton Scene, and will share these events via our social media channels (Milton Neighbors, The Milton Scene on Facebook and @miltonscene on Twitter.) Additional posts will incur advertising fees.
  • All posts must be run through The Milton Scene. Duplicate or additional posts on Milton Neighbors will be deleted.
  • Due to the influx of events we receive from non-profits, we will accept from each non-profit two free posts per month. Each post must contain information for only ONE event, and the two posts must be for two different events. Inclusion in our online calendar is limited to these two stories. (NOTE: if a link appears “broken” when clicking on it in the calendar, it’s because we schedule the stories in advance and the story may not be live yet.
  • Only non-profit events will be posted. Job postings, real estate postings, etc. will not be accepted as free submissions..
  • Click here to see our non-profit and charity policy and special advertising rates.

Political candidacy introductions:

As a courtesy to public servants, the Milton Scene accepts political candidacy announcements for local elections. Political candidates located in Milton’s precincts 1-2 as well as state representative and state senate candidates for Norfolk, Plymouth and Bristol counties may submit their candidacy announcements. How to submit a candidacy announcement. We reserve the right to edit any submission.

Letters/opinion:

Letters and commentary should focus on an issue that directly impacts Milton – for example, traffic, public safety, airplane pollution, schooling, etc. Letters and commentary that contain direct, personal attacks will not be published. We reserve the right to edit any submission.

How to submit your story or event to the Milton Scene:

General requirements:

  • Please email your submission to info@miltonscene.com.
  • Please send your event info at least 10 days before the event date.
  • Please send any written content in Microsoft Word.
  • Please do not send fliers. The Milton Scene does not post fliers.
  • Please do not format your content with different fonts, etc. We will be formatting your content to fit the Milton Scene’s template.
  • When referencing event times, please use this style: Feb. 4, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • We recommend 600 words or less.
  • We reserve the right to edit any submission.

Photos and images:

  • Please send your writing and images in separate files (do not embed an image in a PDF or Microsoft Word page).
  • Please provide any related photos whenever possible.
  • The standard size that we use is 777x437px. JPG or PNG file formats preferred.
  • We will use as many of your photos as possible when posting your story. Please provide image source and please make sure you either own the image or it has a free license (e.g. Flickr FreeCommons or iStockPhoto).

Guest blog posts:

The Milton Scene occasionally showcases local talent and expertise to its viewers through individual guest blog posts from health experts, home improvement experts, etc.

Click here to view The Milton Scene guest blogger policy.

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