GENERAL GUIDELINES - Applicable to ALL Articles
We request a warm friendly style of writing with examples, anecdotes, and humor, where appropriate. It is ideal when the information is presented in very simple terms that the general lay public can understand, yet the quality of the data is of value to a health professional. Brief articles have a better chance of being read online. We recommend a maximum of about 800 words, but do not limit the length of submittals.
The material in the article does not have to be original. The author may adapt material he/she has published elsewhere, such as in a book, magazine or newsletter. When submitted to AHHA, it is important to identify the original source so that this can be acknowledged at the end of the article; and indicate that permission has been granted by the publisher or whomever holds the copyright.
Authors are encouraged to create a title for the article that is innovative and reflective of the content.
Each online article is followed by a bio paragraph about the author, which indicates why that person has the authority to speak on the subject of the article. Promotional mention of the author's publications, workshops, corporate connection, etc. is encouraged. Be sure to include phone number and an e-mail address or web site, so that interested readers can contact the author. Please limit this paragraph to 100 words or less.
A photo of the author is requested, but not mandatory. A colored or black and white head and shoulders shot makes a nice addition to the presentation of the article. If photo is available in digital format, send attached to an e-mail. If not, mail a photo to be scanned, including a note if the photo is to be returned.
In the interest of fairness and equal opportunity each author is limited to one article per category.
AHHA is a volunteer association providing AHHA materials to the general public free of charge. AHHA does not provide any remuneration to the authors of articles. Authors do have the benefit of the promotional exposure through the "Bio" included with each article. (The AHHA web site averages almost 2,000 users a week)
Submitted articles are reviewed for appropriateness of content for an AHHA article category and appropriateness of author to offer the information included.
A submitted article will be fully formatted online for final approval by the author PRIOR to being released for public access.
E-mail the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- bio paragraph
- category article is designed to support
- author's name and contact info (address, phone, fax and e-mail)
- author's photo
Use the following contact information for submitting materials and/or questions:
Suzan Walter, President
American Holistic Health Association
P.O. Box 17400, Anaheim, CA 92817-7400
Phone: (714) 779-6152
Web site: ahha.org