Writer’s Guidelines

Updated: 26 May 2016

Firearm User Network is about promoting organized marksmanship activity to all interested parties. As we’ve grown a number of people have requested the opportunity to post articles here. We welcome a variety of view points on shooting. We don’t profess a “school solution” and feel any idea that consistently produces a high level of measurable results is good. Devise a yardstick to objectively measure skill, test techniques against that and let the results fall where they may.

Submission Guidelines

If you would like to publish an article here email it to funshoot308@gmail.com

Submit your article in a plain text file (.txt or .text) with no special formatting. Putting the article text within the body of your email also works. Double space (hit the Enter key twice) after each paragraph.

Our emphasis is on firearm users and their skill so all articles about shooting technique are welcome. Equipment is a secondary consideration but we’re interested in product reviews as well, especially as it relates to the firearm user. Authors are encouraged to mention and link to other web sites provided the article has actual information of interest to our readers and is more than just an ad. Blatant advertisements and press releases without content will be deleted without mercy!

Articles discussing skill and technique need to include an objective means of assessment. An objective measurement defies subjective interpretation, can be reduced to numbers and allows skill/technique to be assessed directly and meaningfully. You can devise your own means of measure, provided you explain what it is and how others can use it.

By submitting any material (articles, pictures, video, etc.) and including any links to pictures, video, etc., you are acknowledging that you have the copyright to distribute your work and are granting the Firearm User Network (http://firearmusernetwork.com and http://funshoot.com) permission to publish it.

Pictures, Video and other Files

Due to the large number of requests and limited space we are not able to host images or video for your article here, however, they still can be included.

If you would like to illustrate your article on this site with pictures, video and/or other files there are several ways to do it.

  • If your picture is already publicly available on the Web and you have the copyright to make it available on other sites, insert a link in your article where you want the picture to appear inside a HTML IMG tag with the full absolute URI. The tag will look something like this:


<img src="http://www.somesite.com/apicture.jpg" width="500" />

This also works if you first put pictures on Facebook and make them publicly available:

<img src="https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/13668778_1260356340655151_5554068478606907266_o.jpg?oh=70e5e8fdf37b62061e513394f1c1d46a&oe=58DC224C" width="500" / >

With Flikr, YouTube, Vimeo or Scribd there is no need to use HTML. Just include the complete URI to the picture or video you posted in the body of your article as plain text. No need to use any HTML tag, however, note the trailing slash (/) and include that.  Double space (hit the Enter key twice) before and after each picture and/or video link. Some examples:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/5531870507/

Training in marksmanship helps girls at Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles, Calif., develop into responsible women...

…. inserts this picture from Flikr above and,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toOlD2xdCa0/

… inserts this YouTube video.

https://www.scribd.com/doc/85191131/Marksmanship-Myth-Busters/

… inserts this PDF file hosted on Scribd.

Our blogging software will automatically render the picture, video or file into your article where that link is when we post it. This makes submitting your material easy for you and streamlines the process for us.

Submissions failing to adhere to these writer’s guidelines will be rejected.

Thanks!

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