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My possible DW magazine submission.....???

Moteaux

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There is magazine (the name of the mag escapes me at the moment) that is local to Louisiana that is free and usually distributed around the bike shops. It is more street oriented but occaisionally has some dirtbike related info. I have not checked out if they would accept a random submission or if I contacted them today they would accept an article from me. But, if they will, and I have Okies permission and the group's, I was wondering if one of you more literary types would help me with composing an article employing all the necessary etiquitte and edited for content to make sure we capture the family atmoshpere brotherhood of DW?

I would also submit it to Okie and the members to make sure all if this was accomplished should you all so require. I was also thinking I would need your help in keeping facts straight and some suggestions on what the focal points of the article should be and any other pertinent information.

Like I said, this just popped tiny mind that has been clouded by too many years of inhaling roost and banging my brain bucket in the woods, but thought it would be neat if it could be pulled off.

What do you guys think? Is it worthwhile for us and the site?
As soon as the bike shop opens I will be heading down to pick up a copy of the latest issue to find out the contact info and if it is at all possible.
 
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I think it is a GREAT idea and encourage you to pursue it. FC22 is a freelance journalist and I bet there are some others here who could help you frame it up and check for accurate terminology.

Go for it! :)
 

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I knew that FC22 was a journalist as you mentioned, and thought I might get her input judging from the response to this post. I read somewhere around here that she may be attending DW after all and have offered one of my bikes as a loaner for her if she attends and needs one.

I can bring my laptop and maybe do it up as the week progresses so that it is mostly, if not completely finished by the end of the week. That should reduce the time for submission help with keeping everything straight and get plenty of attendee input while there.

Thanks for the encouragement. I am heading to cycle shop in about 45 min. to get a copy of the magazine and see if any of this was possible.
 
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There is also Moto Playground, formerly just "Playground", magazine that does a lot of MO, TX, OK area stuff. I'll see if I can get hold of Harold, the main man over there...
 

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OK.... I talked to Gil, the editor, he said if I sent it in there was a 97% chance that it would get published. With that being said, here is a link to their website: The magazine is called Full Throttle Magazine and is at www.fullthrottlemag.com

Click around in it and see if we really would like a story about us to be published in their mag and let me know what you think. I would gladly do it for the one Lou mentioned above if you would rather.

Honestly, right now, I am thinking no. I would rather see something like I am proposing in some other publication. This one is really more street with a definite stint towards Harley's than I remembered when last looking at it. I like Harley's as well, but am definitely more interested in a more dirt oriented publication. And on another note, the first time I went to the website and got to the picture page, some pop up banner came up and I ignored it when I saw it on my taskbar. A few minutes later I right-clicked on it to close it I definitely saw the word pornography as I was closing it. I was doing it so fast that I really didn't get to see what it was saying, but I think I would rather skip submitting to this magazine.

So I am up for suggestions such as Lou's or any other that you might have.
 
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Well, since swapmoto is a member and FC22 is a writer who will be in attendance, I think we have our magazine article. What do ya say, Donn?
 
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Originally posted by MX-727
Well, since swapmoto is a member and FC22 is a writer who will be in attendance, I think we have our magazine article. What do ya say, Donn?
:thumb: Awesome idea! could you imagine that in TWMX? With pictures edited for content of course ;)
 
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I'm still working on some TV coverage.
 

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Count me in! Let's see where we can get this published. OK natives, is there a weekly "alternative" newspaper--something that's non-moto, more like features, arts, entertainment? They like things like this. I'm sure Stillwater would have something, or should we inquire in Tulsa and OK City? That would be nice to let the non-riding public know we don't just make noise and kill trees.

TWMX, Dirt Rider, possibly (no promises) RacerX--we'll see who we can sell it to. There's GOT to be some interest somewhere.

Now who has a good camera (digital or film or both) and knows how to use it well? Don't look at me, I'm a terrible photographer.
 

biglou

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^^^^^ MotoPlayground!!!!^^^^^^ You guys start emailing them also. Maybe Harold will show up with their Mercedes box van covered in stickers! Plus, their mags are free, unless you want to donate by subscription. Good folks, good magazine. Regional to the midwest/midsouth. Email: gonepostal@motoplayground.com (love that address!)
 
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