Quick Start Instructions

Rules (Summary Version)

Original Content Only: all articles are checked for previous publication and copyright violations.
Publish at your own risk:  Tellus does not accept responsibility for libel or copyright violations.  If you are sued for libel or copyright infringement, you\'re on your own.
Open Forum:  Tellus was designed to be an open forum. We will not review or edit articles for content. We will not, however, tolerate pornographic content or images,  hate speech or cyber-bullying.
Free Agency: As a Tellus contributor, you are an independent contractor and will be paid via 1099 disbursements. You are not an employee of Tellus News Digest
Editorial Prerogative: We reserve the right to change you headlines. We reserve the right to remove any article that does not adhere to our editorial standards

ENTER TITLE HERE: Headlines should be 38-66 characters. Use Headline Case from AP Style Guide. (Click Here for the Tellus Style Guide)
MINIMUM ARTICLE LENGTH: 500 words.
MAXIMUM ARTICLE LENGTH: 1,500 words. (If your articles are more than 1,500 words, serialize them.) 
TEXT: Click on TEXT to paste copied text.
VISUAL: Click on VISUAL to proofread, edit, and insert hyperlinks and images.
PARAGRAPH: Use this drop-down menu to highlight subheads. Use Heading 3 ONLY.
ADD MEDIA: Use this button to insert images and video into your articles from your media library
ADD SLIDER: Do not use.
SET FEATURED IMAGE: The featured image appears on the home page next to excerpt from your article. It also appears at the beginning of your article ABOVE the headline. (Click Here for More Information About Images) 
CATEGORY: Select ONE category from Group A. 
TAGS: Tags are the names of the individuals, publications, and organizations mentioned in your article and are usually proper nouns.
SAVE DRAFT: Click this button to save edits as needed.
PUBLISH: This button publishes your article.
REVIEW YOUR WORK: It is a \"best practice\" to always review your work. You can review your published article by clicking the View Post Button [Post updated. View post] located at the top of the page. This only appears after you have saved or published an article.
NEED TO REVISE AN ARTICLE? If you want to edit an article, click on the EDIT button at the bottom of every published article. (You can only edit your own articles.)
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