Unto all of Æthelmearc does Dame Aine O’Muirghesan send greetings:
It’s hard to believe but my second term as Kingdom Chronicler is coming to an end this November.
I have asked for and been granted a one-year extension because of the logistical issues surrounding the pandemic, but must also do my due diligence and put out a call for letters. They may be sent to email@example.com by September 1st.
The September Æstel came very close to having a blank front cover with
a call for cover art submissions in bold text.
This should not happen in a kingdom as artistic as Æthelmearc.
How can you prevent this from happening you ask? Simple.
Send me a good quality photograph or scan of your artwork or project
that will look good in black and white (I know the Middle Ages and
Renaissance were very colorful periods, but the printed copies are done
in black and white 11 months of the year to save money, so the Æstel is
in Black and White)
What is good quality? Clear scans and sharply focused photographs with
enough contrast that you can see what is going on from a couple of feet
away, and not so much contrast that the details are blown away or lost
in shadow, with an image size of at least 1600 pixels wide by 2000 pixels
high (8×10 at 200 pixels per inch) at the highest quality JPEG, TIFF, or
Please include the appropriate usage releases, and if people are
included and recognizable, modeling releases. Captions are nice too 🙂
Also if you have an A&S project that you have written up, and
photographed, I would love to have enough material to put together an
A&S Æstel Æxtra
Master John Michael Thorpe
A reminder that the deadline to get something to the Kingdom Chronicler for the September issue of the Æstel is 5:00 PM today unless you have specifically contacted me to let me know that I need to hold space for something that is not finished yet.