Hawk Chalk

The Hawk Chalk is the official newsletter magazine of the North American Falconers Association. Hawk Chalk is published three times a year (April, August and December).

The Hawk Chalk is the place to read technical articles, how to articles, relevant falconry information and more. Director reports, news and information, club reports and falconry articles are all included.

Hawk Chalk is a member-run publication, in that the editor can only print what the members send for publication. A high standard has been set for the publication through the years and the editor strives to meet or exceed this standard. Changes in layout and design are made on occasion to improve or vary the look of the Hawk Chalk. The membership should feel free to submit constructive criticism and suggestions to the editor. Members around the world look forward to receiving the Hawk Chalk and enjoy reading materials submitted by NAFA members. Submit articles directly to the Hawk Chalk Editor. Remember the Hawk Chalk Editor has the duty to edit articles as necessary and select articles suitable for all members and NAFA reserves the right to edit content or not to print an article that is not suitable or is inflammatory.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submissions for publication consideration:
     

    • Accepted only from NAFA Members.  
       

  • Deadlines:
     

    • All materials must be received on or before the 1st day of the month preceding publication.
      February 28 (April Issue), June 30 (August Issue), October 31 (December Issue).
       

  • Text:

    • Typical article length is 100-1500 words. Articles longer than 2000 words may be split into two installments.

    • Electronic submissions must be in Rich Text or Microsoft Word format are preferred and email submissions are welcome.

    • Printed submissions must be double spaced, typed or laser printed. No dot matrix printed articles will be accepted.
       

  • Photos:

    • Photos must be in good taste. All photo submissions that are requested for publication are published at the discretion of the Hawk Chalk Editor.

    • All photos submitted by mail will be scanned and returned upon request. Photos must be of good enough quality to produce a decent digital image.

    • Digital photos must be submitted in a JEPG or TIFF format and must be at least 300 DPI and a large enough size to be scaled. Photos with less resolution than 300 DPI, in most cases, will not be able to be printed.

    • Cover photos will be selected according to:

      • Quality of the photo

      • Subject matter in the photo

      • Relevance to any current theme for issue
         

  • Consideration:

    • All materials will be considered for publication.

    • Materials will be considered in the order that they are received.

    • Materials that are slanderous, derogatory or that form a personal attack on an individual will not be printed.

    • Submissions that are time-sensitive will not be printed if the issue will not be in the hands of the members in time to be relevant.
       

  • Editing:

    • Grammar, spelling and punctuation are always checked. On occasion, edits will be made to conserve space or aid in the layout.

    • The Hawk Chalk Editor has the duty to edit articles as necessary and select articles suitable for all members and NAFA reserves the right to edit content or not to print an article that is not suitable or is inflammatory.

    • Any major changes to the material submitted are always returned to the author for approval before printing.
       

  • Advertising:

  • Missing Publications and Address Changes:

    • As a NAFA Member, in the event you do not receive a publication, please notify your Director and the Membership Secretary. After verifying that your membership is current, a replacement copy will be mailed to you from the NAFA sales representative. Please note the editor does not handle the mailing list nor is he able to make changes to it.

Thank you NAFA Members. Hawk Chalk is your publication. Help us make it better by sending in those articles! The most recent editions of Hawk Chalk are now available online to members. Learn more >>>

Kenn Filkins
533 Maple St.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

NAFAHawkChalk@n-a-f-a.com

 

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