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Greetings!

In Fellowship has recently seen some drastic staff changes, and once again we are looking for support staff! If you have an interest in editing, typesetting, or any of a number of other related tasks, we would love to hear from you! Send us an email to journal@gatheringofthefellowship.org and tell us about your interest in helping out!

We have received a good number of submissions for our second issue, due out in early 2006, and we are beginning to look towards our third release, which will be available at the Gathering convention in July 2006. We encourage submissions from anyone sharing an interest in Tolkien's works, and we are happy to work with authors of any experience level.

In Fellowship is available free-of-charge to all Registrants to the Gathering, but the journal is also be available for purchase by non-members for $10.00 USD plus postage and handling.

~The Staff of In Fellowship

Corrections for In Fellowship Summer 2005

  1. Page 3-Edward Rodrigues' address should read 'c/o The Gathering of the Fellowship'. Paulina Gibson's address should read 'c/o In Fellowship'.
  2. Our apologies to Tamar Zeffren, an editor in the General Content area for the first issue. Tamar should have been noted in the Introduction on page 5 and the Journal credit listing on page 51 - thank-you, Tamar, for your contribution to the premiere issue of In Fellowship.
  3. Page 49-the Tolkien Trivia fan level listing (upside down) should read:
       LOTR Fan Level: See how much of a fan you are!!
           0-2  Small fan of LOTR
           3-4  Medium fan of LOTR
           5-7  Pretty big fan of LOTR
          8-10  Very large fan of LOTR
             11  Huge, Enormous, Humongous fan of LOTR!!

We're sure YOU have a story. What have you done that is "off the wall" because of your passion for Tolkien?

Introducing the Readers Voices for In Fellowship's second issue: "For the love of Tolkien..." In 40 words or less, share the craziest thing you have done "for the love of Tolkien" with others who will understand.

Please send your responses to us by email to journal@gatheringofthefellowship.org, using the subject line "For the love of Tolkien...".


Letters To The Editor

We would love to hear your input about the first issue of In Fellowship. Please email us, using the subject line "Letters to the Editor" to journal@gatheringofthefellowship.org

Non-Fiction Columns Accepting Submissions:

Letters to the editor: Letters to the editor(s) may be published in whole or in part. Ask a question you hope we can find an answer to. Comment on something from a previous issue. Anything goes, but not all letters received will be printed. Names and other identifying information will be withheld unless the author's express permission is obtained. Please indicate this permission in the body of the email message.
We reserve the right to edit all work for space and clarity. All work becomes the property of In Fellowship and may be reused in any other media.

Reader Voices: Prompted discussion submissions should not be longer than 25 words and may be published in whole or in part. Names and other identifying information will be withheld unless the author's express permission is obtained. Please indicate this permission in the body of the email message.
We reserve the right to edit all work for space and clarity. All work becomes the property of In Fellowship and may be reused in any other media.

Events Coverage – articles related to past Tolkien-related events or events of interest to Tolkien fans (for future events, consider advertising in In Fellowship – contact the advertising director at advertising@gatheringofthefellowship.org for details)

Essays scholarly and interpretive essays and articles based on Tolkien's work and on filmed versions of Tolkien's work

Language Lesson – language tips, questions about Tolkien’s languages (we aren't experts, but we can try to find an answer), discussion of Middle Earth languages in print or on film

Weaponry – discussion of Middle Earth weaponry, weaponry techniques, questions about Tolkien-related weaponry issues (we aren't experts, but we can try to find an answer)

Costuming – costuming tips, questions about amateur costuming (we aren't experts, but we can try to find an answer), discussion of costuming in filmed version of Tolkien’s works or of descriptions in Tolkien’s written works

Reviews – reviews of books, movies, or games related to Tolkien’s works or of interest to Tolkien fans

Miscellaneous –whatever submissions do not fall into one of the above categories

Calling all folk...
...who have a passion for Tolkien's writings: we encourage you to consider joining In Fellowship's Journal team. We have recently released our premiere issue, and are looking ahead to the second issue's release in January 2006. It is helpful to have some experience, but not necessary. We'll find an area to fit what you enjoy doing. We need typesetters, people for marketing, editors, artists (if you have a website, please include it in your email), as well as help for other tasks. Please email us at journal@gatheringofthefellowship.org.
We look forward to hearing from YOU!

In the Inaugural Issue of In Fellowship ...

Reader Voices
In Fellowship’s First Prompted Discussion Topic: What does "fellowship" mean to you?

Reviews
Return of the King: Extended Edition Review by David Schmitt

The ‘Ring’ Remains Unfound by Mike Wing

Creative
With-a-Will: A tale from the Riddermark and their long fight against Shadow by ErinRua

Essays
The Virtues of Fellowship by Dan Timmons

A Rhetoric of Fiction: A Camusian Analysis of Frodo in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson) by G.A. Powell, Ph.D.

Event Reviews
Looking (There and) Back Again on The Gathering of the Fellowship by Dr. Amy Sturgis

Tolkien's Art at Marquette University by Ruby Thomas

Puzzle Section
Word Search and Quiz by Steven Dueck

Art by Sharon "Lynx" Tanhueco Schmitt



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Please send all submissions to journal@gatheringofthefellowship.org.
Depending on the type of submission, please include one of the following in your email subject line:
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Be advised that accepted submissions will be subject to a Publishing Agreement between In Fellowship and the author(s) with the exception of Letters to the Editor or Reader Voices.

General Content (non-fiction) Guidelines:
  • Articles and essays may be from 1,000 to 4,000 words in length.
  • Submissions must include a bibliography, as appropriate.
  • Please submit in a .DOC or .RTF file extension. If this creates difficulties for you, please inform us before sending your submission.
  • We would prefer submitters use the Modern Language Association referencing style (MLA). Click here for an excellent guide to MLA...
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  • Should your work be accepted we will notify you. We may request minor changes/additions in the editing process.
  • A Publishing Agreement will be sent to you, which is necessary before your work is published.
Fiction and Poetry Guidelines, as of June 2, 2005:
  • To comply with the Tolkien Estate's copyright laws, fiction and poetry must not use any of the copyrighted names from his works. This includes all characters and place names from Tolkien's works. Fiction and poetry may only be in a medieval or fantasy setting, with no overt references to Middle-earth. We would like the authors to take advantage of this and create their own type of 'Middle-earth'.
  • No "slash"-type fiction.
  • This is a family publication, so please no overly violent or sexual scenes.
  • We are open to different styles of poetry, but please no epic poems over 3,000 words.
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  • Should your work be accepted, we will notify you. We may request minor changes/additions in the editing process.
  • A Publishing Agreement will be sent to you, which is necessary before your work is published.
Art Guidelines:
  • In Fellowship is (currently) a black-and-white publication, with page sizes approximately 5”x 8”.
  • We accept Tolkien-inspired images in black-and-white-only. If your submission is in colour, it will be printed in grayscale.
  • Art must be original. Any submission incorporating copyrighted images or unoriginal art will be disqualified.
  • Please submit image files in a .JPG format, no larger than 72dpi for viewing only. If this creates difficulties for you, please inform us before sending your submission.
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When sending your submission, please include author information in the text of the email, not in the file itself.

The In Fellowship Team

Executive Editor: Jessica Burke

Editors: Melanie Bolen
Ed Rodrigues
Anthony S. Burdge

Advertising Sales & Marketing: Ed Rodrigues

Typesetting & Layout: Ed Rodrigues

This page updated October 19, 2005.

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