Hellenic Communication Service FAQ

  • Do you offer scholarships to students?
    No. We do, however, maintain an extensive listing of scholarships offered across the country to students of Greek descent. You have to search through the listings yourself to determine if you meet the additional eligibility requirements for application. The URL is http://www.helleniccomserve.com/scholarships.html .

  • Can I apply for a grant from your foundation?
    No. Hellenic Communication Service has no foundations. Foundations established by the publishers do not accept outside applications; award recipients are selected from lists generated by the executive committees. The two exceptions are the Papoutsy Arts Venture Fund and the Papoutsy Futures Funds whose recipients are restricted geographically to southern New Hampshire residents and are selected by committees of the Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation, an affiliate of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

  • How can I get in touch with an author whose work appears on HCS?
    Google the author's name if no contact information appears at the end of the article or in the biographical sketch of the author under our Contributing Authors section http://www.helleniccomserve.com/archivecontributingauthors.html.

  • Where can I take Greek language lessons?
    Check with any of the following institutions: a local Greek Orthodox Church (To find the closest churches, consult the parish directory of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America at the URL http://www.goarch.org.), or a college or state university with a ModernGreek Studies program (Check list at the website of theModernGreekStudies Association at the URL http://www.humanities.uci.edu/classics/MGSA/programs2.html ).

  • Where can I get help to obtain Greek citizenship? If you are of Greek descent, we suggest that you contact an attorney in Athens. Check out our section on Greek Laws and Procedures to find a name and contact information. See the URL http://www.helleniccomserve.com/archivegreeklawsnprocedures.html.

  • How can I find out information about my Greek immigrant ancestor? You will need the full, original Greek name of this ancestor and of his or her ancestral village. Read our brief online article on beginning Greek genealogy to get you started
    (http://www.helleniccomserve.com/genealbegingrk2.html ).

  • How can I find out what dates Greek festivals will be held in my area? Try checking our Upcoming Events column on the Home page of HCS or, if the churches from your area haven't submitted their festival dates to HCS, try checking out the individual websites of churches in your area (To find the closest churches, consult the parish directory of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America at the URL http://www.goarch.org.).

  • Will you post information about my book?
    If our schedule permits it, we'll try to do it. But we can't issue any blanket guarantees. Send us a book announcement or release along with a JPEG image of the cover. Announcements or releases must be in MS Word format, Arial font, with smart quotes removed. Photos should be no larger than 500 by 500 pixels. You absolutely must grant us explicit permission to reprint these, or forward the permission to us from your publisher before we can post anything. No permission, no posting.

  • Will you sell my book or take orders on your site?
    No. At this time, we don't sell books or take orders on our site.

  • Will you review my book?
    We'd love to do this, but it's simply not possible, given the number of books that we receive regularly. If you have reviews of your own book that you would like for us to include along with information about your book(see above), send them to us, along with appropriate permissions to reprint from the reviewer or publisher of the periodical or newspaper in which the reviews appear.

  • Why doesn't my article or release appear on HCS?
    We'd love to post everything we receive, but due to the sheer volume of material submitted to us, it's simply impossible. Selection of material depends on many variables, but primarily upon adherence to requested formats for articles and releases. If your work is Internet-ready, it's more likely to be posted. If it requires substantial work to prepare, it won't appear on our site.

  • Why does my article, release, or review appear to be different from the version submitted to HCS? We here at HCS reserve the right to edit or change in any manner--solely at our discretion--the items submitted to us for posting to the website.

  • How can I get in touch with HCS? See our contact information at the URL http://www.helleniccomserve.com/hcssubmissions.html .

(Posting date 24 May 2007; updated 22 December 2009; updated 17 May 2015

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