Articles longer than 1200 words?

Inker Inker
It says on the Writing for EC page, that "Submissions that are more than 1200 words will be accepted on a case by case basis." What exactly does that mean? Can I go ahead and submit an article that is longer than 1200 words? Or should I send them a heads up, maybe throw around a few topics? Any help is appreciated!
01/01/2012
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Katelyn Katelyn
Hey I wrote a article that was a little bit longer than 1200 words and Rayne emailed me back asking if I could cut it down a bit. I think you should email her with this question or try cutting your submission down a bit.
01/02/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
Katelyn has the right idea. Some things can be longer than 1,200 words with no real issues, but some things don't really need to be that long. You can submit something that's that long or longer, but like Katelyn says, Rayne may ask you to cut it down and send it back. I'd email her with her thoughts on it. If it's the right topic, you might not have to cut anything down, but Rayne's got the final say on that.
01/02/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
It's always better to contact Rayne directly first.
01/02/2012
Rayne Millaray Rayne Millaray
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Originally posted by Inker
It says on the Writing for EC page, that "Submissions that are more than 1200 words will be accepted on a case by case basis." What exactly does that mean? Can I go ahead and submit an article that is longer than 1200 words? Or should I ... More
Hi Inker,

Albert Einstein said, "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." and this is especially true of blogging. Most people are online because they can get their information faster that way. They can read an 800 word article about the subject they're researching and know all the most important parts in minutes, whereas if they were doing research "the old way", they'd have to go to the library and look through multiple books. Because of this, people have a tendency to click away before reading even the first half of a blog post if it seems too long.

What's "too long" varies from topic to topic, author to author. Some topics warrant more words, but most don't.

If you've got something written that's over 1200 words, I'll gladly consider it. Send it along to rayne(at)edenfantasys( dot)com and we'll take a look at it. However, we reserve the right to ask you to trim it down some.

Thanks
01/03/2012
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