Feature articles are provided primarily by bankers, consultants, attorneys, academics and suppliers to the industry. Freelance work generally is accepted only on assignment.
Contributors are encouraged to query the editor before submitting editorial, although this is not a requirement. An outline, abstract or informal description of the article are all acceptable formats for the query. A brief author bio is recommended. Feature articles should be 800 to 1,200 words in length.
Topics should focus on the interest of BankNews’ readers, who include CEOs and other top executives of community banks -- not JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America. Recommended subjects include risk-management; operations; technology; compliance; business development; fee income; customer relations; lending; security; corporate governance; human resources; and trends.
Attach a Microsoft Word document to an email to Bill Poquette, editor-in-chief, or mail a clean hard copy to BankNews, P.O. Box 29156, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201-9156.
Deadline for final editorial material is two months preceding the month of publication (e.g., Feb. 1 for the April issue).
Product and Service Announcements
Product and service announcements are reviewed and designated for a particular department (i.e., marketing, human resources, technology solutions, etc.). If an announcement is of special interest, editors may ask for more information for broader treatment.
The editors prefer that announcements and press releases be sent via email, either within the body of the email message or as an attached Microsoft Word document. Send an email to Toni Lapp, senior editor.
If mailed, send to BankNews, P.O. Box 29156, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201-9156.
Art/graphics to illustrate articles is appreciated. Digital photos/art should be JPG or TIFF files, 300 dpi at 8” x 10”. No headshots of authors please. For charts or graphs, please send native Illustrator files or Excel files with data included.
All published contributions become the property of BankNews Media and may be reproduced again at any future time in print, electronic, or other format at the discretion of the publisher.
For more information, contact Bill Poquette, editor-in-chief.