How to submit a column to Other Voices

Have you learned something new about our industry? If so, Modern is interested in sharing your insights with our readers. Here's how.

By ·

Have you learned something new about our industry? If so, Modern is interested in sharing your insights with our readers. Here’s how to submit a column to Other Voices.

First,  We’re looking for trends, insights or news our readers can use. We are not looking for new product announcements, press releases or something promoting a service your company is offering. Is something changing about retail distribution? Are you seeing more voice or pick-to-light implementations than in the past? Are new requests showing up on RFPs that constitute a trend? Do you have a strategy for Software as a Service or putting a supply chain app on a mobile device? Tell us something we don’t know.

You also need to keep in mind a couple of ground rules – the kind of rules that apply to any other professional writers who regularly write for us:

There are no guarantees of publication: At the end of the day, the piece has to be suitable for publication in Modern – just like any other piece that comes in from our regular writers. We will maintain our usual standards, and like any other publication, we reserve the right to pick, choose and reject submissions that aren’t suitable for Modern or that are overtly promotional. We don’t want the column to be a sales pitch.

You will get edited: See above! Magazines edit everything prior to publication; I’m the executive editor, and my submissions are edited by my peers. If you think that your writing is perfect and you want to see it published word for word exactly as you wrote, you need to start your own blog.

We may or may not send it back for a review: See above again! Pros are edited, and editors don’t always send our stuff back to us for a review or approval. We do this for a living, so we will respect your work and your intentions. But, we won’t always have time to send things back and dialogue about it.

Keep it brief: A good column should run 750 words or less.

Surprise us with an insight: We’re looking for trends and insights, not new product announcements or press releases.

Make sure you give us complete contact info with the submission: That way we can e-mail or call you if we have a question.

If you have a column already written, feel free to send it to me (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) or Noel Bodenburg (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)).

Let’s get the conversation going.


About the Author

Bob Trebilcock
Bob Trebilcock, editorial director, has covered materials handling, technology, logistics and supply chain topics for nearly 30 years. In addition to Supply Chain Management Review, he is also Executive Editor of Modern Materials Handling. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Trebilcock lives in Keene, NH. He can be reached at 603-357-0484.

Subscribe to Logistics Management Magazine!

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Article Topics

All Topics
Latest Whitepaper
Improving E-Commerce Fulfillment Through Business Integration
As e-commerce continues to outpace conventional retail, companies of all sizes are finding ways to disrupt traditional business models and seize market share.
Download Today!
From the February 2017 Issue
As the new administration sends waves of uncertainly through the global trade community, this could be the best time ever for shippers to build an investment case for GTM. Here are five trends you need to watch if you’re about to put these savvy systems to work
Carrier Consolidation Keeps Shippers Guessing
Getting Value from the Cloud
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
Latest Webcast
Advance your career with the fastest growing logistics certification – APICS CLTD
During this webcast presenters will give an overview of APICS and the new Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) designation. Learn how the CLTD program can help you stay on top of current trends and advance your career.
Register Today!
EDITORS' PICKS
ASEAN Logistics: Building Collectively
While most of the world withdraws inward, Southeast Asia is practicing effective cooperation between...
2017 Rate Outlook: Will the pieces fall into place?
Trade and transport analysts see a turnaround in last year’s negative market outlook, but as...

Logistics Management’s Top Logistics News Stories 2016
From mergers and acquisitions to regulation changes, Logistics Management has compiled the most...
Making the TMS Decision: Ariens Finds Just the Right Fit
The third time is the charm for this U.S. manufacturer on the hunt for a third-party logistics (3PL)...