June 30, 2015 · Comments Off on Juiced.GS submission policy

Juiced.GS is a publication that serves and represents the Apple II community. One way we fulfill that mission is by considering submissions from any retrocomputing enthusiast. While regular contributors are considered part of our staff, we are interested in receiving article pitches from others in the community as well.

Juiced.GS publishes articles on a wide variety of Apple II media, history, and personalities, including but not limited to:

  • Reviews of hardware, software, films, and books
  • Interviews with historical figures or contemporary enthusiasts
  • Behind-the-scenes looks at something you developed
  • Programming tutorials and techniques
  • Emulation strategies
  • Networking and telecommunications tricks
  • Event coverage of retrocomputing conferences and conventions around the world
  • Personal narratives: what you learned from the Apple II, your visit to a computer museum, etc.

If you would like to write for Juiced.GS, please send us your pitch! Describe your topic and angle, and provide links to any relevant work, such as the software being reviewed and samples of your own work. We do not accept unsolicited submissions, so please work with the editor first to flesh out the pitch before beginning writing.

Pitched articles should be no more than 2,800 words, or four pages. Depending on the topic, we may request graphical assets as well (photographs, screenshots, artwork, etc.) to complement the text. We pay an honorarium of $10 per printed page, rounded down to the nearest half-page, remunerated via PayPal or check.

Once the topic and angle are agreed upon, you're free to start writing! Juiced.GS has the following expectations of its writers, both staff and freelance:

  • You'll make a reasonable effort to conform to proper rules of grammar and spelling, as well as to the Juiced.GS style guide. (The editor reserves the right to edit for clarity, accuracy, length, etc.)
  • Your work is wholly your own and does not infringe on an existing copyright.
  • We do not reprint written content that has appeared in another online or printed source, even in an edited form.
  • Images that have appeared elsewhere are acceptable for use in Juiced.GS, provided permission is available from the original copyright holder (this includes Creative Commons).
  • We do not publish content that encourages copyright infringement.
  • You as the original author of the written work retain copyright; however, Juiced.GS requests a one-year exclusive on distribution of said article in any format. Any future distribution by the author should be negotiated with the publisher and include a link to Juiced.GS as the source of original publication.
  • Juiced.GS retains indefinite right to republish your work in additional formats, including but not limited to PDFs, hardcopies, fixed media (CD-ROMs and USB drives), and international translations; as well as the right to reference you and your article in Juiced.GS indices, blog posts, archives, and other media.
  • Drafts should be submitted in DOC, ODT, or RTF format.
  • Issues are published every March, June, September, and December. Deadline for submission is the 15th of the month before publication. Expect to work on multiple revisions in response to feedback from the editor.
  • Please include a one- to two-sentence bio with a link to your online presence, if any. This bio will be included at the end of the article, if possible; it may be edited or omitted for space.

We look forward to working with you and featuring your byline in Juiced.GS!

July 11, 2010 · Comments Off on Juiced.GS Style Guide

Have a style question?

  • The first point of reference is always this in-house style guide.
  • If you can't find your answer there, consult the 2006 AP Stylebook.
  • If it's not in there, consult Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition.
  • And if you're still not sure, ask!

Would you like to suggest a change or addition to the guide? Send an email to the editor.


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a.m.
a while
not "awhile"
adapter
not "adaptor"
Apple Computer, Inc.
Apple-1
Apple II
Apple II Plus
not "Apple II+"
Apple IIc
Apple IIe
Apple IIGS
Capitalized 'GS' is changed in font size during layout
Apple III
Not "Apple ///"
Applesoft
AppleWin
AppleWorks
axe
Not "ax"

backup
As a noun, one word; as a verb, two words
BASIC
all caps for being an acronym (Beginner's All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code)
BBS: The Documentary
Not The BBS Documentary
BBSs
Plural, not "BBSes"
books
Titles are italicized
Brøderbund
Byte Works
not "ByteWorks"

Closed-Apple
See "Solid-Apple"
Copy II Plus
not "Copy ][ Plus"

data
Noun, plural of "datum"
dates
Spell out months; do not use cardinals. ie, "September 5, 2009" not "Sep 9th, 2009". Avoid shorthands such as 07/20/10 or 20-Jul-10.

decades
Either 1980s or eighties (uncapitalized), not 1980's, '80s, or Eighties

e-book
hyphenated
email
No hyphen
enhanced
Enhanced Apple IIe
emdash
No space on either side

filetypes
One word

gameplay
One word, not two
Get Lamp
Not GET LAMP
GitHub
Not Github
gray
Not "grey" (except as in the dog or bus, Greyhound)

hi-res
homepage
One word
HyperCard IIGS
"HyperCard" on successive mentions

inbuilt
Not "built-in"
installment
Not "instalment"
Internet
Capitalized

JavaScript
Not "Javascript"
kidnapped
Not "kidnaped"
KansasFest
Not "KFest" — except when referring to attendees as "KFesters"

labeled
One 'l' is the preferred American spelling
lo-res
per Apple's support document

Logo
Not LOGO
Lukacz, Alex
Not "Lukazi", no matter what his website would have you believe

Mac OS Classic
Mac OS X
Up to 10.11 (El Capitan)
macOS
Starting with 10.12 (Sierra)
magazines
Titles are italicized (includes Juiced.GS)
memos
Plural, not "memoes"
MHz
Not "Mhz
minuscule
Not "miniscule"
movies
Titles are italicized
myriad
Used as an adjective, not a noun

numerals
From AP vs. Chicago:

  • Spell out whole numbers up to (and including) nine (e.g., zero, one, 10, 96, 104).
  • Spell out casual expressions: A picture is worth a thousand words, but a really good one is worth a thousand dollars.

Also spell out numbers to avoid two adjacent numerals—eg, "eleven 250-megabyte hard drives".

online
No hyphen
Open Apple
Capitalized, italicized, and not hyphenated when referring to podcast
Open-Apple
Capitalized & hyphenated when referring to key

p.m.
platinum
Platinum Apple IIe
podcasts
Titles are italicized
ProSel
not "ProSEL"

quotation marks
Put punctuation marks outside it, unless it is part of the quotation

regardless
Not "irregardless"
Replica 1
Vince Briel's Apple-1 clone (changed from Replica I for the Dec 2013 issue)
ROM 01
ROM 3
Not "ROM 03"

schtick
screencast
screenshot
serial comma
Goes before the last item in a list
shorthand
Solid-Apple
Capitalized & hyphenated
software
Titles are not italicized, underlined, or otherwise emphasized
standalone

Toolbox

As defined by the Apple IIGS Toolbox manuals
Tool Set

As defined by the Apple IIGS Toolbox manuals
toward
Not "towards"
TransWarp
traveling
One 'l' is the preferred American spelling

Unix
Usenet
Uthernet

Virtual II
Not "Virtual ]["

Web
Short for the World Wide Web
website
webmaster
Wi-Fi
worshipped
Not "worshiped"

X/Y/ZMODEM
XMODEM

YMODEM

ZMODEM


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