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Who Can Submit?

Current Worldwide students and faculty can submit content for consideration.

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General Submission Rules

Pretty much anything that tells a story that’s important to you. Night Flight is designed to be a creative outlet, a platform for people to share experiences and insights. At Night Flight, we believe everyone has a story to tell and the talent to tell it. Have you always wanted to try writing a science fiction story? Go for it. Have a poignant personal experience you’ve always wanted to share? Send it in! Don’t be afraid to tell your tale and don’t underestimate the power of storytelling to educate, to unite, and to change lives!
Pornography or graphic sexual content won’t be considered. Explicit language in the context of larger stories is ok, so long as it’s not gratuitous.
The topics are wide open. Maybe it’s someone talking about their military service and discussing the difficulties of dealing with deployment, or maybe it’s a single parent vlogging about trying to better their life by earning Embry-Riddle degree, or perhaps it’s an instructor who wants to let others know about an amazing student or colleague they’re working with. Whatever the story, Night Flight is the perfect outlet for sharing it and, in many cases, it can help turn a negative or difficult experience into a positive lesson for others.
If you have concerns about the submission terms for Night Flight Journal, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

  • Stories of any genre should be no more than 5 double-spaced pages.
  • Poems should be no longer than one page, with 5 poems being the maximum.
  • Photo, photo essays or photos of art work should be sent as uncompressed JPEGs.
  • Video submissions should be no longer than 20 minutes with MP4 as the preferred format. Night Flight can also accept MOV, WMV, FLV, AVI or AVCHD video formats.

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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Rights for Authors and Scholarly Commons

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to Scholarly Commons all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of Scholarly Commons, requires credit to Scholarly Commons as copyright holder (e.g., Scholarly Commons © 2023).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Scholarly Commons provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Scholarly Commons website and/or software agree not to misuse the Scholarly Commons service or software in any way.

The failure of Scholarly Commons to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Scholarly Commons and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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