The Rock magazine encourages letters and comments from readers on the magazine’s content. Letters may be edited for length, clarity, and civility and must be relevant to The Rock’s editorial coverage. Letters should respond directly to an article, column, editorial, or other The Rock content that has been published within the preceding ninety (90) days. Letters can be authored by more than one person. We are not able to publish and respond to all correspondence received.
To submit a letter to the editor, please email us at email@example.com. If the editor deems your letter eligible for publication, you will be contacted prior to your letter being published in The Rock magazine. Letters to the editor are published online through the digital magazine portal. Letters may also be published in a print edition of The Rock.
Class notes are published online through Whittier College’s website and in the digital The Rock magazine portal. Class notes may also be published in a print edition of The Rock. The purpose of class notes is to share news about the personal and professional accomplishments of Whittier College alumni and to foster connections between the College and its alumni. Submissions will be included at the discretion of The Rock magazine editors and in accordance with space limitations and other considerations. Class notes are not a forum for editorial commentary on topics not related to Whittier College or for personal opinions about College actions, policies, or other matters deemed inappropriate for such a forum.
Class notes can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and through the online form link via the magazine’s online portal and the Whittier College alumni website. The Office of Marketing and Communications reserves the right to edit all class note submissions to ensure they are in compliance with editorial guidelines and are free of factual, grammatical, and other errors.
Class notes submissions may include announcements about births and adoptions, marriages, family news, educational achievements, honors and awards, publications or exhibitions, volunteer commitments, personal accomplishments (e.g. sports races, hobbies, travels), and career changes, promotions, or retirements.
Class notes submissions may NOT include the following:
Guest columns are usually longer than a letter to the editor (700-800 words) and can cover any topic – usually associated to a current event. Topics should also be relevant to The Rock’s audience. Columns are edited and fact-checked more thoroughly. Unsolicited guest columns are not accepted. There should be no expectation that a particular guest column will be published even if it was solicited by the editor of The Rock or other The Rock staff. Submission of a guest column for The Rock does not guarantee its publication. The Letter to the Editor policy is incorporated into the Guest Column policy as if fully stated herein.
By submitting a letter to the editor, guest column, class notes, or other content (the “Work”), you agree that you and any co-authors of the Work are the exclusive owner(s) and holder(s) of the copyright in the Work. You and the co-authors agree to provide Whittier College and its affiliates with a perpetual, royalty-free license to the Work for publication in The Rock magazine, both digitally and in print form, and to otherwise use the Work in any manner deemed appropriate by Whittier College and its affiliates. Publication of the Work is subject to this copyright notice the acceptance of which is a non-waivable condition of such publication.