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Editorial Submissions

Feature Articles

Feature articles are provided primarily by bankers, consultants, attorneys, academics and suppliers to the industry. Freelance work generally is accepted only upon 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 750 to 1,500 words in length.

Topics should focus on the interest of BankNews’ readers, who include CEOs and other top executives of community banks with assets up to $2 billion — not the likes of JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America. Recommended subjects include management and operations; business development; technology and e-banking; marketing and public relations; customer relations; consumer lending; security; human resources, and trends.

Send a Microsoft Word document on CD along with a clean hard copy to BankNews, P.O. Box 29156, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201-9156, or email Bill Poquette, editor-in-chief.

Deadline for final editorial material is the first of the month preceding the month of publication (e.g., March 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 editor prefers 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 Kari English.

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 Publications 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.

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