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We Are NATSAP Submission Guidelines

NATSAP strives to keep all members aware of the events and accomplishments occurring among our member programs. If you are interested in providing an article for the next edition of We Are NATSAP, please contact Shanita Smith (

Please be sure to follow all instructions listed below under "Submission Guidelines".

Plug in the dates for upcoming releases and deadlines of our We Are NATSAP newsletter.


Submission deadline: December 11, 2020

Release: December 18, 2020

Submission deadline: February 26, 2021

Release: March 5, 2021

Submission deadline: July 16, 2021 
Release: July 23, 2021

Submission deadline: September 24, 2021
Release: October 1, 2021

Submission deadline: December 10, 2021
Release: December 17, 2021


For questions, contact Shanita Smith at or 301.986.8770.

Rights and Permission

It is the responsibility of the author to obtain permission for the use of any copyrighted material, including images, sound, and video files. It is preferable to place images directly in the text but, when permission is unobtainable, it is acceptable to include a link to the image directly in the text.

**Any images provided may be reused in other NATSAP publications (directory cover, newsletters, etc.)

Acceptable File Types

Please submit texts in MS Word, Rich Text Format (RTF), or WordPerfect. If submitting from a Macintosh computer, please include the three-letter file extension in the file name of your article. PDF files are not acceptable.

Images should be in .jpg or .tif format.

Naming files: File names should not contain spaces. They may contain letters, numbers, hyphens (-) and underscores (_). No other punctuation is allowed. Files must have the three-letter file extension identifying the file type (i.e. .rtf, .wpd, .doc), whether submitted from a Windows or Macintosh computer.

Examples of unacceptable file names: Aesthetics/Form.doc (uses slash) Article #2.rtf (uses # sign)

Article.Aesthetics.wpd (uses period or point)

Aesthetics and Art (has no file extension)

AppleWorks, Lotus, or other word processor documents must be saved in one of the above formats.

Submitting an Article

Any program/school wishing to submit an article for this newsletter MUST be a current NATSAP member program/school in good standing. An e-mail message with the article as an attachment should be sent to Use "We Are NATSAP - Submission" as the subject in the email address block.

An appropriate article should be around 450 words and about the NATSAP program. We cannot accept job announcements, articles about programs who are not NATSAP members and advertisements.

Once you have prepared your paper observing the formatting, attach it to the e-mail message and click "Send." An acknowledgement will be sent indicating that the paper has been received. There is no charge for submitting an article for review or publication.