Submission Guidelines

Print Articles, Billboard Ads and Photos can be submitted:

  • From this website (see below)
  • By sending an email to: saddlebagarticle@tucson.com, or
  • If you are unable to submit your ad or photo electronically, you can leave them in the Saddlebag Notes “Treasure Chest” in the SaddleBrookeOne Clubhouse at the top of the staircase. (Only very short articles will be accepted in written form.)

Note: Our office at 15930 N. Oracle Rd. in Catalina can accept paid advertising but NOT articles, photos or billboard ads.

General Article Guidelines

Do:

  • Include a title
  • Include the full name of author of the article
  • Articles should be in plain text with the same font, preferably in Word or another text format, not a pdf. Please use title case where appropriate, but otherwise no capitalizations.
  • Include photo captions at the end of the article; articles should not reference the location of the photo as in “(see photo below).”

Don’t:

  • Include photos within the article; they must be submitted as separate jpg files.
  • Use text boxes or tables in articles
  • Copy content from the Internet
  • Use capitalizations, bolding, special fonts or graphics of unknown origin.
  • Submit letters to the editor

Billboard Ad Guidelines

Billboard Ads for household or miscellaneous goods under $2,500 are free for SaddleBrooke residents. Please, no items under $20. Real estate sale or rental, automobiles or anything more than $2,500 can be advertised as a paid Classified or Display ad. We do not accept ads for guns. You must include a price for each item.

Billboard ads will be posted on the website as well as the print edition.

Photo Guidelines for the Print Edition

Photos submitted for the print edition should have the highest resolution possible but photo files should be no larger than 9.75 MB. Photos that exceed this size must be cropped or reduced before submission.

Don’t:

  • Send photos in pdf format; they should be in jpg or jpeg format.
  • Include photos within the article; they must be submitted as separate jpg files.
  • Use photos taken off the internet
  • Send photos of minors or include their names in articles unless you have the written permission of the parent or guardian Download PDF Form
  • Use the date/stamp

For helpful hints on taking photographs click on this link to Jim Hagedon’s articles Photography for Everyone

Print Editions

Saddlebag Notes Deadlines 2019-20

IssuePublication DateArticle & BillboardAd Space 
 DateAd DeadlineReservation*Ads Due**
February1/251/111/111/18
March2/222/82/112/18
April3/293/153/153/22
May4/264/124/124/19
June5/315/155/175/24
July6/286/146/146/21
August7/267/127/127/19
September8/308/168/168/23
October9/279/139/139/20
November10/2510/1110/1110/18
December11/2911/811/811/15
January 202012/2712/1012/1112/18
February 20201/311/171/171/24

*Space Reservation – Ad space muse be reserved and paid for by this date.

**Ads Due – This is the date when ads are finalized and ready to go to print.

(Delivery date to your home can vary depending on the delivery person in your area. If you did not receive a copy of the paper, extras may be available in the HOA#1 Clubhouse)

Website Submission Guidelines

Announcements - If you have an article or obituary that needs to be published before the next print edition, you can submit it for posting on the Website.

Photos for the Photo Share – Photos for the website do not need to have the high resolution required for the print edition. See Jim Hagedon’s article “Publishing Your Photos on the Web.”

Recipe Exchange - Share your favorite recipes.

  • You may send us recipes you have taken from books or the internet only if you have made substantial modifications.
  • Do not submit recipes you have downloaded from the internet or from publications unless you can provide written permission to reprint them as is.
  • You can submit a photo of the dish if it is your own photo or you have written permission to use it.
  • You may submit recipes from manufacturer website designed to promote their product.