Could you write for the Historian?

Could you write for the Berkshire Family Historian?

Contributions to the magazine from within and beyond the society are always welcome. Anyone planning to submit material is requested to:

  • Keep to 1,200 words or fewer.
  • Submit in Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) files if possible.
  • Submit illustrations as separate jpeg files. Please do not paste pictures into Word; they cannot be successfully extracted for print layout.

Please also bear in mind that:

  • Pictures which look good on screen may not be print-quality; an image needs to contain at least 250,000 pixels (i.e. 500 x 500) to be suitable for printing even just two inches square. Images intended for larger reproduction will need more pixels. Ordinary internet images are rarely of this quality.
  • Images must be copyright-free, or come with permission to reproduce from the copyright-holder. Copyright applies to internet images as well as to hard copy. In general, copyright expires 70 years after the death of the originator.

The editor has no budget to remunerate contributors, but they can be assured of an appreciative readership of about 2,000, and long-term archiving in several libraries around the world.

Issues of the magazine are published in the members' area of this website on or soon after publication.

Any material submitted to the editor is deemed to be offered for publication by the society in print and online, unless otherwise indicated. Please let the editor know if your article has already been published, or offered for publication, elsewhere.

Please do not hesitate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to discuss a prospective contribution.

last revision April 2013

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