The Letter of Dance -- Editorial and Submission Policies
Last Updated November 24, 2001
The Letter of Dance is published bimonthly or quarterly as
submission-levels dictate. The Letter of Dance welcomes original
articles, reviews, letters to the editor, artwork, and other
submissions related from the art of Medieval and Renaissance Dance and
dancing within the Society for Creative Anachronism. The audience of
the Letter of Dance ranges from Dance Laurels to local dance masters
and mistresses to beginning dancers, and material for different skill
levels and areas of interest is most welcome. To get a sense of the
type of articles which are appropriate for the Letter of Dance, please
browse the back issues available on the Letter of Dance homepage
(http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/lod/) or consult the editor. The editor
reserves the right to review articles for appropriate length, subject
matter, citations, and quality and to make minor changes related to
spelling, punctuation, format and grammar. Any questions regarding
the editorial policies of the Letter of Dance, or requests for help in
adhering to them, should be addressed to the editor who will be more
than happy to be of help.
Reconstructions of dances and original choreographies should include:
- A "shorthand" form of the steps (a cheat-sheet, listing measure
numbers and what steps are done when, suitable for those who have
already learned the dance)
- A more detailed explanation, including discussion of any
non-standard steps or any tricky bits
- Music, at least a melody line (or bassadanse tenor, or whatever). If
this is a problem, please contact the editor. We can help find or
create a freely distributable melody-line and can also typeset hand
written music for printing in the Letter of Dance.
- Also, if possible, a listing of commercially available tracks
which work with the reconstruction.
Please cite all sources referenced in your submission. Any academic citation
format is acceptable, although MLA style
preferred. All submissions should include at least the title, author,
publisher, and date of publication for each work discussed in footnotes,
endnotes, or within the body of the article.
By submitting a manuscript for publication in the Letter of Dance, the
author grants permission, unless explicitly stated otherwise in
writing, to publish it in three places: one issue of the Letter of
Dance, the corresponding compiled volume of the Letter of Dance, and
the Letter of Dance website. Copyright is retained by the author.
The Letter of Dance is produced on a Power Macintosh using Microsoft
Word 98. Submissions, if possible, should be submitted on disk or via
e-mail in a compatible format (I can convert most IBM Word files and
some WordPerfect files, but Text is always safest). Printouts will be
accepted if no other solution can be found. Graphics and artwork
should be submitted either in hardcopy or a standard graphic format.
Submissions should include:
SCA Name and preferred title
Contact information (e-mail, phone, mailing address)
Approximately 50 word maximum biography (if desired) for full length articles
The address for submissions and questions is:
The Letter of Dance
C/O Catherine Dean
6900 Chelton Rd.
Richmond, VA 23228
Editor, The Letter of Dance
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Webbed by Gregory
Blount of Isenfir (Greg Lindahl)