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American Senior Fitness
Thank you for considering submitting an article to the
American Senior Fitness Association. Our writer's guidelines are
We prefer that you submit material electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or you may mail your submission to Attn: Editor, SFA, P.O.
Box 2575, New Smyrna Beach FL 32170. (One copy of your
submission is sufficient.)
No multiple submissions (works simultaneously offered to
other publishers) are accepted.
Normally you will receive an answer within two months of
submission as to whether or not your article has been
accepted for publication.
Include a short bio for publication purposes. This
should not exceed 2-3 sentences.
Include a longer bio of verifiable information in order
to further establish your qualifications to write on your
After SFA publication, you may reprint your material so
long as credit is ascribed to SFA for the initial
publication. Always include this credit line: Reprinted by
permission of the American Senior Fitness Association (SFA).
Include sourcing, using the references you have relied
upon from your review of the literature; experts you have
interviewed or are quoting or paraphrasing; textbooks; trade
magazine articles; organizations or associations; or any
previously published work from which your content is in part
derived. SFA observes very strict standards in regard to
plagiarism and/or copyright infringement.
It is fine to include knowledge gained through your own
professional work experiences but that, too, needs to be
supported by credible, objective reference material
affirming the theory and practice involved.
Include details, for example: If you recommend a
specific exercise or technique, provide how-to instructions
for conducting and/or performing it correctly. If you use a
technical term, provide its definition. Supply examples as
needed to make your article clear and to permit the
successful practical application of your ideas.
Include any other information regarding your topic that
you feel would be useful to health-fitness professionals, to
older adult individuals themselves, or to their caregivers
and loved ones.
As needed, we edit for space, clarity, factual accuracy,
emphasis, necessary qualification, vocabulary, sentence
construction, grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc., without
materially changing original intent or content.
While SFA doesn't pay for articles, we find that our
authors value writing for a large international audience in
a professionally respected publishing venue. SFA is
presently, and has been for some time, number one for senior
fitness worldwide on Google and other content-based search
engines. Also, when authors are senior health-fitness
professionals, the facilities that employ them often value
having their programs, trainers, and client success stories
We often publish relatively short, reader-friendly
pieces in our Experience! e-newsletter, because its
subscribers include both professional and lay readers. We
normally post technical articles on our popular website and
provide a description of the article in our Experience!
newsletter along with a recommended reading link. Articles
of varying lengths can eventually wind up making their way
into SFA paper publications as well.
We do not set any length restrictions. We find that we
get writers' best work by allowing anything from one page to
Of course, including photos with any article always
increases readership. Forward to us signed and dated
one-sentence statements from those pictured giving SFA
permission to publish their images. You may also wish to
include a head-shot of yourself.
Thank you so much for your interest in writing for us, and
have a great day.
American Senior Fitness Association
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