Main Features 1800 words max.
Letters 600 words max.
Comment/Opinion 1000 words max.
Obituaries 800 words max.
Tour Reports 500 words max.
Book/CD Reviews 800 words max.
Association News 600 words max.
Short Stories 1800 words max.
Around & About 200 words max.

PLEASE REMEMBER that the above are guidelines only if you wish to depart from them or discuss a planned submission then please contact the Editor, Robert Lewis, on 01264 366620 or email

E-mailed text should ideally be sent either in the body of the message or as a MS Word attachment. Please note that we now prefer to receive longer articles (200 words+) as MS Word attachments.

PHOTOGRAPHS: Black and white or Colour prints and transparencies high definition ONLY please. Digital and scanned (at least 300 dpi) photos are welcome by e-mail as separate .jpg attachments. If you submit a group photo, please include the names (left to right).

WHAT YOU MUST INCLUDE: Please remember to include the fundamental facts for EVERY story long or short. As Rudyard Kipling put it in his poem The Elephant's Child:

I keep six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.

PAYMENT: We regret that we are not normally able to pay authors in respect of articles or copy published in the journal.

SAFEGUARDING POLICY: Please see our safeguarding policy.

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