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1. TOPIC. Your column is your business. What you write is entirely up to you. We ask only this—that you contribute only original and previously unpublished works by you. While eK! does bill itself as "a Kapampangan journal of ideas," the word Kapampangan here is used not so much as an origin of birth as it is an origin of thought. In other words, a column does not necessary have to talk about Kapampangan to be Kapampangan.

2. RUBRIC. Rubric or column titles are unnecessary (i.e. firing-line, viewpoint, tilamsik ng diwa, etc). The best rubric for your column is already your name. No aliases, please.

3. LANGUAGE. Whatever is both convenient and expedient at the moment of your inspiration: You may write in English, in Kapampangan, or in Tagalog. You may also write in Engkalog, if it suits you.

4. WORD-COUNT. There is no standing word-limit for what you write. Your column can be as long as King James.

5. DEADLINE. We set no deadlines. You set the deadline. You may submit a column every day or every other day, weekly or monthly. You may also submit only when you feel like submitting. Best practice, however, dictates that columns should appear with some degree of regularity.

6. DATELINE. eK! is not an open forum. Postings are not automatic. In order to ensure the integrity of the written word, all submissions go through a kind of editorial gauntlet. The process is obscenely old school. Here and there, real, living, breathing, chain-smoking human editors actually (man)handle each article before it is sent to the "kitchen" for manual hard-coding. On a spectacularly busy day, cooking time can take anywhere between 24 to 72 hours—tops.

7. BILLING. We do not, as a rule, adhere to star-billing. The order of columns, as they might appear on our website, is determined solely by freshness. The latest column-addition naturally takes top ranking, with the older columns sliding down the list. All published columns, however dated, will remain in our archives—equally accessible by anyone, anytime.

8. FIRST REQUIREMENTS. Your first contribution should include the following:
a) Author's bio (brief). In paragraph-form. Resume or CV not necessary.
b) Author's picture. Latest mughot, must be at least 2x2 inches, saved as jpg, and sent as an email attachment.

9. COPYRIGHT. Unless specifically stated otherwise, copyright is retained by contributors whose works appear on eK! Works may not be reproduced without their permission.

10. SUBMISSION. Articles may be submitted in plain text or as word document files (best, if you could simply cut and paste your article into the body of your email message). Please email your submission (along with your picture and your brief bio) to: .

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