Submission Guidelines for Space Fan News

Want to submit a story for Space Fan News? Here are the guidelines to follow.

Published by Tony Darnell on 7th Apr, 2017

Space Fan News has been on the air for over six years now providing the latest in space and astronomy news from a fan's perspective and it's time to expand. We'd like to make SFN more comprehensive and responsive to viewer's needs and what better way to do that than to get our community involved? Watch this video to learn more:

Submission Guidelines Video

Some tips:

  • Stories should be no longer than three minutes. Longer stories are possible, especially if you are reporting on a popular or 'big' story, but try to stick to the three minutes if you can.
  • There is no standard 'format'. You don't have to stand in front of a camera, feel free to get creative! Voice-overs with graphics are fine as well as any other interesting way you can conjure up to tell the story. Just make sure your facts are straight! :-)
  • Double-check your facts!
  • If you have a YouTube channel, post your draft there and make it private, then send the link to '[email protected]'
  • If you don't have a YouTube acct, you can also submit your story via Google Drive, iCloud or Dropbox, or some other online storage system. Dropbox has a free account that gives you 2GB of storage and Google Drive gives you 15 GB free with Gmail.
  • While we encourage creativity in your videos, please remember that the audience for Space Fan News includes families with smaller children so please avoid using offensive language. In other words, imagine your grandmother is watching this and write your story according :-)

I'm hoping that you'll want to get involved and send us stories for inclusion in our weekly space news show! I believe that by getting our Space Fan Community more involved that our show will grow beyond just a 'one-man band' presentation into a viable news source for people like us around the world!

Keep Looking Up!

Published by Tony Darnell

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Tony Darnell is the creator of Deep Astronomy, LLC, a company dedicated to sharing the wonders of the universe and providing perspective of our place in the cosmos. For most of his life, Tony has been interested in science communication and education and has dedicated the best part of his life towards that interest. While embarked on that mission, for 30 years Tony has also worked as a software engineer and worked on writing code for telescopes, astronomy data pipelines, image processing and data analysis. His last gig was the goal of a lifetime: working on data from the Hubble Space Telescope.