Guidelines for Submitting Your Ideas

Informing and celebrating TAG members is the purpose of TAG’s publications, and we invite you to share your ideas. Below you will find descriptions of TAG’s different publications, as well as the types of submissions for each one and contact information.

This Week at TAG

TAG’s weekly e-newsletter keeps members informed about General Membership Meetings, TAG town halls, organizing progress, social events, union events, educational workshops, industry panels, health care and pension updates, 401K updates, and much more. It is sent out every Monday, or in the case of a holiday, on Tuesday. If you have information you want to share, please keep the following in mind:

  • Content and graphics must be approved in advance. Please use the Approval Form.
  • Text is usually edited due to space limitations.
  • The Communications Department can create a graphic for your request, but you are welcome to provide one upon approval. 
  • Graphics must be square to fit the template for This Week at TAG.
  • If you are including photographs of TAG members, please review photography guidelines here.
  • As a general rule, try to make your request the week before the information needs to be included. That said, we understand last-minute situations and will consider requests submitted before noon on the day of publication.

The Pegboard

The Pegboard is the monthly newsletter of The Animation Guild. Dating back to 1960, it is published 12 times a year and sent to members either by mail (print edition) or by email (electronic edition), depending on your preference. Use this link to select your preference.

The Pegboard includes announcements of the General Membership Meeting and other TAG-related events, as well as letters from the Business Representative, President, and Field Reps. This newsletter is also an opportunity for articles about organizing events, and for members to share experiences related to TAG committees, benefits, and more.

All ideas must be approved in advance. Please do not write your article before you have discussed it with The Pegboard editor. To submit ideas, email

Keyframe Magazine

Keyframe was launched in 2018 to celebrate TAG members and the craft of animation. This print magazine is published four times a year. Each issue and articles are also published on the Keyframe website.

Feature article subjects focus on TAG members, Guild-signatory projects with an emphasis on TAG members, historical pieces on the industry, and resources to help TAG members in their careers. Along with features, the magazine has numerous regular columns including:

  • Art & Craft: Focuses on a single work of personal art by a TAG member.
  • After Hours: Spotlights a TAG member’s off-the-job activity, from being in a band to joining archaeology digs.
  • The Climb: Follows a TAG member’s career trajectory.
  • On the Job: Highlights a single job role through the voices of TAG members.
  • Dialogue: Editorial columns where TAG members can share their thoughts on issues affecting the industry.
  • Frame x Frame: Spotlights a graphic novel, children’s’ book, or novel created by a TAG member. 

Because articles require research, writing, and editing, and the magazine itself requires time for printing, each issue is planned months in advance. This is important to keep in mind when you are submitting ideas. Please do not submit completed writing. You can view the editorial calendar here.

After an article is assigned, the writer will work with the editor to establish the scope of the article and connect with interview subjects. Once an article is submitted, it will go through an editing process for content and style consistency. In the case of substantial edits, the editor will return the article to the contributor for final approval.

To suggest an idea or pitch yourself for Keyframe magazine, email

Keyframe Online

As well as publishing the articles from the print issue of Keyframe, the Keyframe website publishes online exclusive articles and a regular Member Monday column. Because the website does not have the same scheduling restrictions as the magazine, this is an opportunity to submit ideas that are more timely.

The Member Monday column shines a light on individual TAG members: their careers, their goals, and their personal artwork. This column is also published in This Week at TAG and on TAG social media. We invite you to reach out to be featured or suggest a TAG member you would like to see featured.

To submit ideas for the website, email