CDSS News Submission Guidelines

Content (articles, letters, dances, tunes,...)

The quarterly CDSS News welcomes submissions of ads, articles, letters, poems and photographs about contra, English country and traditional square dance, morris and English sword dance, dance tunes, folksongs, and the dance and music community. Newly composed dances and tunes also are welcome, as are new looks at historical dances and tunes.

Events

We no longer include events listings in the CDSS News; instead you can find them on our Events page.They include upcoming balls, workshops, conferences, weeks, and weekends, and other special events.

Personal Ads

Personal ads (75 words maximum) are free for CDSS members and $5 for nonmembers.

Display Ads

Display ads must be black and white (grayscale), and should be sent electronically (PDF, JPG or TIF with 300-600 dpi resolution), with check mailed that day or Visa/Mastercard info mailed, faxed or phoned in. (Online payment will be possible later.)

sizedimensionsnonmember costmember cost
full page 7 1/8 inches wide x 9 1/4 inches high $440 $220
half page horizontal 7 1/8 inches wide x 4 3/8 inches high $250 $125
half page vertical 3 3/8 inches wide x 9 1/4 inches high $250 $125
quarter page 3 3/8 inches wide x 4 3/8 inches high $175 $87.50

All CDSS members, group or individual, are eligible for member pricing, which reflects a 50% discount. Anyone placing the same size ad in 3 consecutive issues may take a 10% discount. Please include a note saying which issue(s) your ad is for.

Publication Schedule

issue months submission deadline mailing date
Summer June-August May 1st around June 1st
Fall September-November August 1st around September 1st
Winter December-February November 1st around December 1st
Spring March-May February 1st around March 1st

How to Submit

Send your content and ad submissions to the editor, Caroline Batson:

news@cdss.org
CDSS, 116 Pleasant St., Suite 345, Easthampton, MA 01027-2759
413-203-5467 x101 (phone) / 413-203-5471 (fax)

To pay for your ads, you can mail a check the same day as your email, or submit your Visa/Mastercard info by mail, fax, or phone. (Online payment will be possible later.)