SPECIAL FEATURES in this issue include:
Hi, this is a friendly reminder from the editors of the Last Homely Herald You signed up to write a kingdom report for us, and our submissions deadline for this issue is _______. It doesnt have to be long-- in fact, brief is better! All we need is 1-3 paragraphs telling us the most exciting news, events, and kingdom gossip that youd love for the world to know about. Please let us know if you've gotten tied up and can't do it, so we have time to find someone else.
Send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org, and PLEASE, if it's an attachment, put HERALD in the subject of the email... we've had a virus scare. ;)
Thank you SO much for your contribution-- our paper couldn't exist without wonderful people like you!
~ Tinw and Sil Ar-Feiniel
Whos Who in This Months Upcoming Issue!
KEY: RED: Writer needed!
GREEN: Volunteer has signed up to cover this department!
BLACK: We have a completed article!
MONTHLY REPORTS for Guilds and Groups
Army Report: Warrior Needed!
° Bards Guild: Troubador Needed!
° Writers Guild: Scribbler Needed!
° Drill Team: Loremaster Needed!
° Word Sleuth: Scrabbler Needed!
° Racing Team: Jockey Needed!
(when you sign up, its a good idea to check with your guild or team head)
MONTHLY FOREIGN REPORTS
° Fangorn: Sentient Vegetable Needed!
° Khazad-dûm: Axe Wielder Needed!
° Lothlórien: Wood-elf Needed!
° Meduseld: Horse Lord Needed!
° Minas Tirith: Ranger Needed!
° Mordor: Villain Needed!
° The Shire: Hairy Toes Needed!
° The White Council: Pointy Hat Needed!
RIVENDELL RPGs and SPECIAL EVENTS
Articles about special goings-on around Rivendell, or reports on your favorite RPGS!
°Suggestions AND Writers Needed (ie. what's going on?)
Someone on the plaza. Please keep it mostly plaza-related!
Give a 1-paragraph overview of a plaza house which has interesting activities for visitors (preferably Rivendell for starters)! Be sure to get permission of the owners.
° Tour Guides Needed!
Games, ongoing threads, guilds and groups-- these are the mainstays of the plaza. Write a review (like a movie review, except more IC) of one of these activities!
Share with us your first impressions, experiences as you settle into Rivendell.
Articles on Middle-earth topics, non-Rivendell plaza news, or topics that dont quite fit any of our other categories. Wed love to see what you come up with!
Suggestions for Topics AND Writers Needed CREATIVE SUBMISSIONS
Poetry or short pieces of fictional prose.
Dont sign up, just send them in, and well print some of the best!
LORE * LANGUAGES
° Languages: Linguist Needed!
° Lore: Topics AND Writers needed
GAMES & PUZZLES
Cryptograms, Riddles, Crossword Puzzles, etc, we want several each issue!
Make our readers leave with a laugh! Comedians Needed!
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Herald is presented as an illuminated manuscript like Bilbos book, talking about various events and topics. So, whenever possible, write from the point of view of Elves or Middle-earth inhabitants describing what theyve seen or done, rather than as Tolkien fans talking about a computer bulletin board. (Obviously, if youre interviewing an admin or discussing behind-the-scenes plaza business, this may not always be possible). Brief is Better: Aim for 1-3 paragraphs. We look for three things in an article: informative, entertaining, and inspiring. Make SURE you are familiar with the topic or activity— saying something is interesting or enjoyable doesnt inform us about it.
Finally: Deadline is _____, send your submissions to email@example.com let us know here when youve done so. (keep a copy of what you send, JUST in case, as insurance against the net gods)