Winter Issue: October 15
Spring Issue: January 15
Summer Issue: April 15
Fall Issue: August 15
SPRING/SUMMER 2015 | INAUGURAL SSUE
FALL 2017 | CONVENTION ISSUE
Style: THE SPHINX uses AP style. Writers should refer to the latest edition of The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual when writing articles for the magazine. Articles not written in AP style may be returned.
COVER FEATURE | SECONDARY FEATURE
No more than 1,000 words, long-form, in-depth on issues that have the capacity to affect Alpha or is affecting Alpha and the communities we serve. You can also pitch an idea for a thematic cover feature that is affecting the world-at-large and Alpha might have a hand in changing the situation for the better. Good high-resolution digital images that augment the story with a caption that identifies who is in picture(s), if possible. No more than 1,000 words, long-form, same as the cover feature. If you need ideas, please take a look at the “Sphinx Features / Themes” page in this document. High Resolution photos with caption accepted.
LIFE STYLE | EDUCATION | HEALTH | WELLNESS
No more than 200 words, on the connection with Alpha and some important lifestyle, education, health and/or wellness initiative. This isn’t “Brothers on the Move,” this section should come from brothers in the field and focus on the implications that changes or current trends could have on a member personally or professionally.
ARTS | SPORTS | ENTERTAINMENT
No more than 200 words (descriptions of books, audio, video and film projects by, about, or on Alpha brothers or fraternity issues of concern; must include publisher, number of pages, author name, etc.). High-resolution digital image of media accepted. A copy of the work must accompany the submission in order to be considered. A review of the item may be done by a member of the fraternity.
BUSINESS | FINANCE
No more than 200 words, on the connection with young men and business and finance. This section should come from brothers in the field and focus on the current trends could have a member personally or professionally.
POLITICS | SOCIAL JUSTICE
No more than 200 words, on the connection with Alpha and politics and/ or social change. What is going on in the world that brothers should care about, and what should they do now that they know?
BROTHERS ON THE MOVE | CHAPTER NEWS
No more than 150 words (accomplishments of brothers/chapter; community service and advocacy, new positions in workplace, special honors or graduations, degrees, etc.). High-resolution photos with caption accepted.
No more than 150 words, if writing a narrative (include or send raw text on brother’s basic bio; date of birth/death, date/place of initiation; academic degrees and where it was earned; last chapter of membership; any outstanding accomplishments and/or awards; fraternity activities/leadership. High-resolution photos with caption accepted.
Here at THE SPHINX, we want the magazine to focus on the mission of the fraternity. While doing such, we want to recognize the accomplishments and successes of our brothers and chapters. Our readership is diverse, and should be able to relate to and/or take away something impactful that will inspire them to support or get involved with the initiatives of chapters and brothers. We want to show how what we do at Alpha affects the world around us.
When writing your submission to THE SPHINX, here are some things you should keep in mind: