Here’s the current plan for the first publication of Re-Enactment Ireland.
Last date for submission of articles – 10pm on Wednesday the 15th of October
*Review of articles by the editor’s – 16th to 22nd of October
Publication – Friday the 31st of October
*This periods allows for articles to be returned to authors for inclusion of editorial comments and returned.
OK, some general guidelines…
Articles can be about…
1) Historical events (Battles etc.), general historical periods, historical figures etc.
2) Re-enactment groups and activities
3) Re-enactment equipment and projects
4) Re-enactment crafts and skills including food
6) Historical peoples and societies
Basically anything of a historical/Re-enactment content BUT must conform to the following rules…
1) All sources must be quoted
2) Quotations from other sources must be recorded as such
3) No boasting about biggest, best, first etc
4) Where other groups are referenced their permission must be sought
5) The publishers will take no responsibility for the content of articles
Basically folks, we all want this to be a successful publication that we all get something out of. We would like this publication to be a community based project and show Irish re-enactment in a positive light. With this in mind, I’m sure you will understand that anything likely to cause controversy or offence will not be passed by the editors.
For the first edition, everybody making a contribution will also have an accompanying article featuring them and their group and highlighting what they do and the events they run.
Apart from articles, the magazine will feature a full list of events and event reports, letters to the editor’s and their responses and personal advertising such as buy and sell etc.
We are currently working with two UK based re-enactment and living history based forums/websites with a view to distribution in the UK but this will ultimately depend on exactly how we electronically publish the magazine.
So what do we need? We need articles on every aspect of history and re-enactment from the Neolithic to today, Stone Age implements to Desert Storm, Celtic re-enactment to WWII and beyond and preferably in an Irish context. Basically if you think people would like to read it, then we’ll publish it but please REMEMBER, we need your help not only in providing material but also to help us edit it – no one’s an expert on everything, so don’t be shy!
The official website will be up and running in the next few days and email addresses will be published then.
In the meantime please contact firstname.lastname@example.org