By the way, if you are ever interested in submitting an article to ALA, members of their team are great to work with. Simply stroll over to their Contribute page to learn more.
I simply pitched my idea to Erin Kissane (managing editor and producer) and Jeffrey Zeldman (site designer). Within a few days, Erin wrote back saying she liked the idea and that I should put something together. So I did.
A few weeks later, I finished my article and sent it back their way. They responded within days, made only a few changes (thanks, they were good changes), and posted it that Friday.
I have no idea if the process is as painless for others, but I found them to be a pleasure to work with. So if you’ve got a good idea, don’t sit on it. Pitch it to ALA so that one day, others can benefit.