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Become an Author for CFMA Building Profits Magazine
Being published in CFMA Building Profits is a great way to hone your skills, build your credibility as a financial professional in the construction industry, and gain exposure for your company. Interested in contributing? Below are upcoming issue themes and deadlines:
- September/October: Risk Management (articles due 6-14-21)
- November/December: Industry Trends (articles due 8-9-21)
- January/February: TBD (articles due 10-11-21)
Crafting Your Proposal
If you’re not familiar with the magazine or not a CFMA member, you can browse a recent issue to get a feel for topics that are covered and gain an understanding of the style and audience. When drafting your proposal, keep in mind that the publication’s mission is to inform and educate CFMA members with practical and unbiased content; articles are not intended to promote any products or services. When you’re ready to submit a topic, complete the proposal form.
The publications team will review your proposal, which can take several weeks. Don’t hesitate to contact the staff to check on the status of a proposal.
"Writing for the magazine is rewarding beyond anything I can express and is far less difficult than I thought it would be. You get so much help throughout the process from the many current and past authors within CFMA.” –Rich Shavell, President of Shavell & Company, P.A. & longtime CFMA Building Profits author
Drafting & Submitting Your Article
If your proposal is confirmed for publication, you’ll receive more details on when it’s due and the expected word count (between 2,500-5,000 words, depending on the topic).
Here are some tips to keep in mind as you put the finishing touches on the article:
The use of case studies and/or specific examples, as well as graphs, charts, or checklists, is encouraged. If you want to include any illustrative pieces, please send them in a format such as .TIF, .EPS, .JPEG, Excel, or PowerPoint.
CFMA Building Profits upholds high ethical content standards. To that end, all direct quotes, paraphrased text, and other adapted information (from websites, articles, newsletters, legislation, etc.) must be properly cited, including charts and graphs.
Once received, your article will be edited to align with the magazine’s overall tone and style. When the edited article is ready for your review, you’ll have 3-5 days to submit changes or provide additional information.
After your clarifications or changes are received, the article is then reviewed by a third party; these reviews are an important part of the process to ensure accuracy and thoroughness. You’ll have the opportunity to address any comments or questions from the reviewer before the article is finalized.
Sharing Your Work
In addition to your article appearing in print and online, you will receive complimentary copies of the magazine as well as a PDF of the published article to share with your colleagues or fellow construction financial professionals.
Please contact the staff with questions about reprint rights.