You are cordially invited to write an article for the 2019 Perl Advent Calendar.
The CFP is open until midnight on Monday September 30th EST.
What’s all this about then?
As an advent calendar author you will write one entry on a module of your choosing that will be revealed to the world on The Perl Advent Calendar on a given day of Advent (between the 1st and 24th of December 2019 inclusive).
The Perl Advent Calendar welcomes diverse author submissions from all types of Perl programmer. It is our firm belief that every Perl programmer, no matter how advanced or how novice, has a favorite Perl module they want to tell the world about. The module that is the subject of the article need not be written by the article author, and more often than not this is not the case.
The Perl Advent Calendar seeks to be an inclusive projects. We encourage and sincerely welcome articles from authors of color, women, queer article authors, transgender authors and from other communities not well represented in the tech world. We do not discrimnate on the basis of religion (yes, that means you can write a Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Solstice, Wintereenmas, or Agnostica article if you want.) Our Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct governs our interactions in the project.
The Perl Advent Calendar believes that the pool of authors should not be limited to people who have English as their first language. Authors who speak English as a second language are encouraged to submit. Each article submission undergoes an editorial process which assists those authors who may need help with their writing.
In order to participate in the Perl Advent Calendar please use this form to submit your chosen module and a brief description of your article (which need be no more than two or three sentences) by no later than 11:59 PM EST Monday September 30th 2019. If you don’t have an idea for an article but would be open to some suggestions or coming up with an article idea later on, just say so in the submission!
We look forward to hearing from you!
11:59 PM EST Monday September 30th 2019: Deadline for article proposal submission.
11:59 PM EST Tuesday October 1st 2019: Authors of all CFP submissions will be notified if their article has been accepted.
11:59 PM EST Friday November 1st 2019: First draft of article submission committed by author into Perl Advent Calendar Github repository. This need not be 100% completed at this point, but at this point the Perl Advent Calendar editorial team will start the editing process (correcting typos, editing for house style, making sure the article renders correctly, suggesting language and graphics improvements, etc).
11:59 PM EST Friday November 15th 2019: Deadline for the final changes to the articles.
12:00 AM EST Sunday December 1st 2019: Advent begins. Go live date.
Guidelines on the Articles
The best way to see what we’re after in an article is to take a look at a previous year’s articles.
Our articles should try and be light and trivial and along the Christmas theme. Our variable names can be
$mrhankey. Our articles are often stories of problems fictional Christmas characters have. In all, we try to be entertaining in our articles.
We like our articles to contain text and code interspersed, and if necessary a final script at the end with lots of comments.
Formatting is in POD with a custom header. See the source for previous years’ articles for examples. You can use
=for htmlor even
=for rss_onlyif needed to add custom HTML to your POD.