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ChristyP

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I am looking over the submission guidelines for ASK magazine. In the list of items that need to be included in the query, they list "scope and treatment" as part of an article overview. Does anyone know what this is?
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Christy
#1 - June 28, 2013, 12:06 PM

Hi Christy,
I  submitted to ASK about a month ago and have yet to hear back so don't take this as  expert opinion, but I understood "scope and treatment" to be perhaps how in depth you are going to go into the subject matter, and also how you will approach the article, because there are so many different ways/angles to explore a subject.  Though if there are any frequent writers of ASK here, please feel free to correct me. :-)

 :goodluck Christy!
#2 - June 28, 2013, 12:32 PM

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Hi there,

I interpreted "scope and treatment" to be a rough outline: key points I would cover in the article and supporting bullets. The outline wasn't as extensive or detailed as those I've sent to some other Cricket pubs. However, it was enough to get me the assignment for the Mars issue (January 2014).

Hope that helps!

Kirsten Larson
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#3 - June 28, 2013, 07:01 PM
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Thanks to both of you! Congratulations on having your proposal accepted Kirsten! Do you find that ASK uses "experts" like they do with DIG, or are they more open to submissions from "generalists?"
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#4 - July 03, 2013, 12:17 PM

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Hi Christy,

I do believe ASK is open to generalists. Although I did work for NASA, I was a public affairs person, not an engineer. I got the impression I received the assignment because of my unique angle/approach versus my expertise.

I would give them a try. The editor is lovely to work with.

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Kirsten Larson
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#5 - July 04, 2013, 05:50 AM
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