Tech Magazine Submission Guidelines
Who reads Slot
Tech Magazine is geared for those who are actually working on gaming machines
or for the slot managers themselves. Slot Tech Magazine is for slot machine
technicians of all skill levels from beginning to advanced. Slot Tech Magazine
is not intended for slot machine hobbiests or for older equipment. It is
intended as a repair and maintenance assistant for modern casinos and slot
machine operators world-wide.
Areas of interest
— SUBJECT MATTER
Supply Diagnostics and Repair
Diagnostics and Repair
Diagnostics and Repair
Diagnostics and Repair
Comparitor Diagnostics and Repair
Signage Diagnostics and Repair
short, anything casino related that requires a technician to keep it going.
articles should relate in some way to gaming machines or the various associated
technologies. All types of material including technical, informative, entertainment,
educational, etc., are encouraged.
as these have many possibilities:
— LENGTH —
Overviews & Explanations
else gaming related
articles should be 1500-2000 words. "Mini" articles (symptom, cause of
problem, how to fix it) can be just a few paragraphs.
— RATES —
Tech Magazine pays $.10/word and $10.00/illustration (max 5 illustrations
per article unless otherwise agreed to with editor). All material (including
illustrations) must be original.
or partial exchanges of editorial for advertising space will be entertained,
but should be discussed with the editor before assuming eligibility.
— RIGHTS —
articles will be copyrighted by Slot Tech Magazine. Unless otherwise stated,
Slot Tech Magazine buys perpetual rights to publish articles for both foreign
and domestic distribution and reserves the right to distribute reprints
on request or as a compilation of past material. We also reserve the right
to print or reprint any article at slot-techs.com, the companion website
to Slot Tech Magazine. All material must be guaranteed exclusive to Slot
Tech Magazine unless notification has been given prior to acceptance.
ideas should be queried by mail (or E-Mail). Article ideas may be approved
in advance, but no guarantee of acceptance is given until the final copy
accept submissions by E-mail. Each article should be stored as a single
file. All sidebars and captions should be stored in separate files or at
the end of the article file. Files should be submitted in MS Word (.doc)
or as ASCII text.
can read documents created in most word processors. Using MS Word and saving
as a .doc file will preserve all of your formatting. If you are writing
for Slot Tech Magazine for the first time, we recommend that you provide
an ASCII text version in addition to your word processor file. If we cannot
read your word processor's format, it may cause a delay which could result
in postponing publication of your article. Most popular word processors
will allow a file to be saved as an ASCII or "text only" file.
& SPECIAL MATERIALS —
prefer all submission be made electronically. That includes scanned illustrations
and photographs. High-quality, well-constructed photographs are allowed
as well. Submit 5 x 7 or larger black & white or color prints. Do NOT
send negatives. Send captions with each photo, clearly labeling each with
the appropriate photo. Include publication releases from anyone who is
readily identifiable in the picture.
PCB layouts, pictorial drawings, or other artwork should be computer generated.
If you are using a drawing program such as Corel Draw, Aldus Freehand,
etc., to create graphic elements, each item should be provided on disk
and saved as a bitmap (.bmp) image, otherwise, we may not be able to import
the file directly into our page layout program. Save for high resolution
(1200 DPI or greater) output. A good quality laser printed copy should
be provided as well. Scanned photographs should be saved as TIFF (.tif)
files. If you scan, give us at least 150 dpi and ALWAYS provide the original
photographs in case we have problems with the files.
— EDITING —
material accepted for publication may be subject to editing due to space
restrictions or for any other reason deemed necessary by the publisher.
Do not worry too much about misspellings or grammatical errors. It is the
job of the editorial staff at Slot Tech Magazine to make you (the writer)
should be discussed with the editor. In general, all material should be
received by the first of the month preceeding that of publication (e.g.
July first for the August issue). Sooner if possible. Placement in a specific
issue is not guaranteed and is subject to change due to space limitations
or other circumstances not foreseen at the time of acceptance.
— STYLE —
friendly, easy reading style is preferred. Humor and "personality" are
welcome if in good taste. Use short, crisp sentences. Keep paragraphs to
about three or four sentences. Use subheadings to break the text into easily
readable and identifiable sections. ALWAYS provide a title.
and triple check your facts. Verify the spelling of personal names, titles,
and company names. Get your dates, phone numbers, and references correct.
Publishing corrections in subsequent issues will not recover missed opportunities,
hurt feelings, or damaged reputations.
you use industry specific acronyms, the first reference should be fully
described followed by the acronym. If you refer to sources of parts or
information, be sure to include the complete address and phone number so
our readers can contact the source directly.
a short biography of yourself with your article submission. Include name,
address, and phone number if you want them to be published. Include your
E-Mail address if you have one.
encourage reader comments and response to all articles, so be prepared
to back up your work!
— POLICY —
information contained in these guidelines outlines the terms and conditions
under which we will accept an article for publication, and supercedes any
different terms, rights, or conditions not previously agreed to in writing
by Slot Tech Magazine
Cajon, CA 92020-2827
States of America