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Instructions for Posting An Essay to FYA-List

FYA-List is a closed listserv, meaning that only subscribers may post to the list. Authors must sign on at least for the purpose of posting their essay.
A week before the posting, sign on FYA-List

  1. Address an e-mail message to: listserv@listserv.sc.edu
  2. Send the following as the text of the message:
    subscribe FYA-List FirstName LastName (Substitute your own name for “FirstName” and “LastName” – example: subscribe FYA-List)
  3. Leave the subject line blank and do not include additional text such as an automatic signature.
  4. Successful sign on will result in a confirmation message from the computer (may take just a few minutes or several hours).

*Note: you may also sign on to the FYA List by visiting http://listserv.sc.edu/archives/fya-list.html and following the instructions there.

"Week before the posting"

The National Resource Center will post an introduction of the invited author to the listserv. All subscribers,  including the invited author will receive that message.

Day of the posting

Address an e-mail message to: FYA-LIST@listserv.sc.edu. Use the subject line to describe your topic.

Include the essay as the body of the message. Typically, the essay is written in a word processor, the text is copied from the word processor document and pasted directly into the e-mail message.

End with your contact information, if you so desire.

Additionally, you may elect to include the URL of the archived essay for those who would rather read/print the essay as a Web page.

Please note that essays should NOT be sent as an attachment because some subscribers will have difficulty opening attached files and because of the threat of transmitting computer virus codes through attached files. Embedded e-mail should include only basic formatting such as spaces and line breaks. Because e-mail software varies, any text formatting is likely to not be displayed properly for some readers. Keep the e-mail version simple. (The web version will be nicely formatted and submitted to the author for final approval.)

Authors will receive a few “out of office” automatic replies when sending mail to the list. Simply delete these messages, as no action is needed.

After the posting
We invite the author to remain a member of the list for as long as desired, but we especially hope the author will remain subscribed for the month following the post. With a few weeks of the posting, The National Resource Center will post your discussion questions to the list. You are free to respond or not respond to any follow-up questions/comments from subscribers. As an on-line magazine, most subscribers are mostly interested in receiving these good ideas rather than debating them – so essays rarely generate a lot of exchanges on the Listserv.

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