The Derneherald, is a publication of the Shire of Dernehealde of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (SCA, Inc.). A print copy of The Derneherald is available from the Shire Chronicler. The Derneherald is not a corporate publication of the SCA, Inc., and does not delineate SCA, Inc. policies.

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The Derneherald Submission Guidelines

ARTICLES on period topics, history, art, puzzles, SCA life, bardic stories and the like are welcome additions to The Derneherald. A 500- to 1000-word article will usually fit in one issue; longer articles will be split into multiple parts to appear in successive issues. Submit the file in MS Word .doc or .docx format. You will need to fill out an SCA Creative Release form. Send the images used in the article as separate files using the format described below.

You must cite all references, quotations and sources in your article. Citing sources is very important to avoid accusations of plagiarism and legal action for copyright violation.

IMAGES, such as line art, calligraphy, illumination and photographs are also welcome. Scan any artwork at 300 dpi and save it at the highest quality JPG setting. Photos should also be 300 dpi, high quality JPGs. All images will appear in print as black and white, but the online version of The Derneherald is in color. Any artwork or photography submitted must have a signed SCA Creative Release or SCA Photographer Release form from the artist sent in with the work. Any person identifiable in an image must submit a signed SCA Model Release form with the art work. This is a requirement of SCA Inc. for print publication. Please see Finche for a copy of the release forms.

If you have any questions, comment – or especially submissions! – please let the Chronicler know.

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