The magazine is produced and distributed by volunteers. All monies raised by advertising go to cover printing costs and other church publication and stationery costs.
The deadline for articles and adverts is the 10th of the month for the next month’s edition
It is preferred that articles and adverts to be supplied electronically, as an e-mail attachment. If this is not possible then on floppy disk or CD / DVD.
The best formats are any of the Microsoft office files (Word, PowerPoint publisher) – however pdf format is also acceptable. NB a Parish News page is A5 in portrait mode.
Articles and adverts can be scanned from paper copy – typed text can be converted, but pictures and images lose definition and print re-production can be poor. Hand written articles can be manually entered – as long as enough warning is given.
Occasionally photographs are included – but the print re-production tends to be disappointing.
Business advertising is generally only for local businesses, typically within a 5 mile radius. Businesses can also ask for an entry in the trade directory.
Any size articles and advertising of local events (1/4, 1/2 or full page) are accepted. However the editors do need to reserve the right to reduce depending on how much copy there is for a particular month. There is a discounted charge for adverts, although for free events or charitable events charges can be waived.
There is a letters section (“Village Life!”) and diary of events. Where articles are printed (at the discretion of the Editorial Team) only if name and address is supplied.
The Wickwar and Rangeworthy Parish Magazine aims to carry a balance of community and religious based information. it also aims to promote local clubs and associations. The Parish News is heavily reliant on people sending in material.