Overture Submission Guidelines

Submissions may be sent to:
Mail: Overture, 3220 Winona Ave. Burbank CA 91504
Fax: 323.993.3147, Attn: Overture
or email

Deadline for all submissions and advertisements is the 10th of the month preceding issue date. The Overture reserves the right to accept or refuse any submission, including advertisements, at its discretion.

All material accepted for Overture Magazine and Overture Online is subject to editing in accordance with editorial policy and style and the dictates of space, clarity, sense, interest and union members' welfare. Submissions will be considered based on relevance and interest to the Local 47 membership.

Letters to the editor are limited to a maximum of 400 words and are subject to editing. Not all letters submitted will be published. We reserve the right to edit all obituaries (Final Notes), club reports and article submissions. Articles, stories and advertisements must be attributed only to the writer(s) involved. The editors do not necessarily agree with or support the views expressed in submissions to the Overture. Anonymous or unsigned submissions will not be printed.

Photos may be submitted via email or in hard copy (developed photos only; not printouts of digital photos) and must include complete caption information (full name of photographer and of everyone pictured, date and location of image) or they will not be published. Photos will not be returned unless specifically requested by sender.

The Overture does not solicit nor hire freelance writers or photographers and accepts submissions solely on a volunteer basis. Articles and photos become the property of the Overture and may be republished in any format. The Overture and Local 47 do not expressly share the same views as contributing writers, nor expressly endorse the intent or judgment that may be present in submissions.


Sending in a Final Notes submission:

Final Notes obituary submissions are published the first of each month in our Overture Online app/digital magazine, and on the 47 Blog. Submissions are due the 15th of the month preceding issue date (e.g. June 15th for the July issue). Please keep submissions under 800 words.

Photos are welcome and encouraged. Please email to overture@afm47.org. You may also mail in hard copies of photos. (If you would like them mailed back to you, please include a note along with your photo.)

Our print Overture Magazine, published each quarter, includes a line listing of members how have passed during the previous quarter and also includes a link for those members who have had a Final Note published in our digital publications.

Questions? Contact the Overture Managing Editor: 323.993.3162, overture@afm47.org