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.
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 (75 words maximum) are free for CDSS members and $5 for nonmembers.
Display ads must be black and white (grayscale), and should be sent electronically (PDF, JPG or TIF with 300-600 dpi resolution). Please send payment that same day (check or Visa/Mastercard info).
|size||dimensions||nonmember cost||member 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.
|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:
CDSS, 116 Pleasant St., Suite 345, Easthampton, MA 01027-2759
413-203-5467 x101 (phone) / 413-203-5471 (fax)
To pay for your ads, please 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.)