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Herald Guest Submissions


For The Town Herald, ET's official ezine


So, you want to submit something to The Town Herald?

If you have a one-off contribution to make to the Herald, making a guest submission is the way to go. Your work will be published in the Herald - not purchased, and the copyright will still be your own.

We're looking for: artwork, games, puzzles, articles on all things sci-fi/fantasy/art/photography/writing related, tutorials, personal accounts, humourous articles, general Elftown interest articles, reviews, etc!

The submissions process is simple:
1. Read the Herald and work out what sort of things we're interested in - Remember! We're always open for something different, and guest submissions don't have to fit the theme!
2. Create the piece, or find it amongst work you've already created.
Work should be original and created by you. If work contains any copyright content (or anything found on the internet) please reference it, and we'll consider your submission.
Remember to spell check it if it's a written submission, any very incorrect submissions will not be used.
3. Either post the work you wish to submit here, or, if it's on another existing wikipage, post a link to that page here. Put your username next to your submission, so we know which work is yours.

Please note: Themed art pieces, and poetry can be submitted to the Art Corner and the Poetry Corner.
Artwork submitted here will not usually be featured individually, but should be suited for use as illustrations to accompany written articles :)


Current Theme: Creation
Deadline: May 5th 2011 Open indefinitely:

This page will be updated when submissions are no longer being accepted for this theme

We're especially on the look out for fiction, articles, recipes and tutorials for our upcoming Issue 23: Creation :)


1. Future Dictator Creations Inter.- [Eyden13]
2. The Making of... Kero-chan- [Ravendust]
3. How to make... Funnel Cake- [Ravendust]
4. Awakening - Creation Created - [kamisch]
5. Sugarplum Meets Rainobicorn - [kamisch]
6. Oatmeal & Honey Crisps - [Akayume]
7. sammie h review of elftown - [kians mummy]
8. The Process of Creation - [Lord Josmar]
9. Environment Creation Tutorial - [Karithina]


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Herald Hopefuls

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2008-11-28 [SilverFire]: Could there be a link here to the art & poetry corners, since they're guest submissions, too? (I was looking for links to them, and this was the first link I saw and though 'ah, here!' Alas, I was wrong :P )

2008-11-28 [Mordigen]: Certainly :)

2009-01-15 [Mordigen]: thankyou chimes

2009-01-15 [Chimes]: It's okay. :] I was looking on here for to answer a question for someone... so I figured... while I was here. XD

2009-01-16 [Mordigen]: In everything else that I have to update, I *ALWAYS* manage to forget this page XD

2009-01-16 [Chimes]: Awwwh XD

2009-06-19 [Kaimee]: Hi Jitter, since that one's already up at the Art Corner you don't need to post it again here :)

2009-06-19 [Jitter]: I just saw I posted it there and I was like "wow! Nifty new feature! I submit here and it appears on the art corner wiki as well!" xD;;; !!!

I'll go drink my coffee now tyvm xD

2009-06-19 [Kaimee]: xD
Coffee before elftown, duh :P

2009-06-19 [Jitter]: Yup. I should. Truth is I had too many coffees during my holidays so I was trying to cut down on them:P

2009-09-13 [Chimes]: [Eyden13], that submission belongs in the Poetry Corner. :) You can either move it there yourself, or I will when I get a spare moment. If it disappears, don't worry. It's just being put in the right place.

2009-09-14 [Eyden13]: okkie dokkie ^-^

2009-09-27 [Nioniel]: I took care of it [Chimes], I know you're busy!

2009-09-27 [Linderel]: That article doesn't belong in the guest submissions, Phoenix, since you're already a trainee. :P

2009-09-27 [Nioniel]: Is it okay to put in with the other reviews? I didn't write it.

2009-09-27 [Linderel]: who did? *looks at previous page version* Oh. [W.L.]... I missed that before. In that case, yes, it does belong here. Although I find it strange that he does not submit it himself.

2009-09-27 [Nioniel]: [W.L.] did.
His name was on it.
Where do you want it?

2009-09-27 [Linderel]: Edited previous :P

2009-09-27 [Nioniel]: He's right here next to me on another p.c., he wanted to contribute but asked that I edit the page for him. I can have him put it up himself if you like.

2009-09-27 [W.L.]: Hi! I'm technically inept and I asked [Nioniel] to post them for me. Hope that's all right! -W.L.

2009-09-27 [Linderel]: Now that it's all clear, it's fine by me. :P

2009-09-27 [W.L.]: Thanks!

2009-09-27 [Nioniel]: Great!
Sorry about all the confusion!

2010-07-27 [*Phoenix*]: I have some older card themed art pictures that I just need to scan and upload.

2010-07-27 [Nioniel]: ^^ Great!

2010-07-27 [*Phoenix*]: What kind of other things do you need?

2010-07-27 [*Phoenix*]: I have a tutorial idea and a card game review that I would like to enter also. :)

2010-07-27 [Chimes]: [*Phoenix*] Those might be better suited to the Art Corner
*hopes she remembered the link right*

2010-07-27 [Nioniel]: You did. :)

2010-07-29 [*Phoenix*]: Sorry....I just don't quite understand why though. I'm not part of the Herald.

2010-07-29 [Kaimee]: The art corner and poetry corner are areas for all elftown members to contribute themed works to the Herald, not just for Heralders :P

2010-07-29 [*Phoenix*]: Then couldn't you take out "artwork" up top?

So is this where other stuff goes, because I have a short story done, and I also want to do a review and a tutorial.

2010-07-29 [*Phoenix*]: Story: Just a Pack of Cards

2010-07-29 [Kaimee]: Thanks [*Phoenix*], I've edited the instructions to hopefully clear up the confusion over artwork, let me know if you think I should add anything else to be clearer?
I have also added your story, as all things should be submitted on the page, not in the comments here. Thanks again!

2010-07-29 [*Phoenix*]: ah. I guess that clears things up a bit....

Well, I added it in the comments because I wasn't sure where to put it.

2010-07-29 [Kaimee]: Rest assured, we don't have a story corner ;) All stories, articles, reviews, tutorials etc belong here! :)

2010-07-29 [*Phoenix*]: Coolio! I have another! But this is a tutorial for one of my favorite card games! Let me know what you think!

I also added a banner to my house with a link back to the Herald. :]

2010-07-29 [Kaimee]: <img:> is our current banner, but those old ones Rogue did are really cool aren't they? :D

2010-07-29 [*Phoenix*]: Yeppers. I grabbed the one on the Heralders page at the bottom. :]

2010-08-17 [*Phoenix*]: How's this going?

2010-08-18 [Kaimee]: What do you mean? :P

2010-08-18 [*Phoenix*]: Well, I was just wondering how the next issue was coming along.....

2010-08-18 [Kaimee]: The same as it always is, trotting along... :) The current aim is for release at the end of August, so you probably wont hear much about it until then, we don't like to spoil the surprise ;)

2010-08-18 [wicked fae mage]: Oh, Kaimee, would you still want me to scan some of my collectible cards and submit them?

2010-08-18 [Kaimee]: They would make a great accompaniment to your article, but it's entirely your choice :) If you have time, we'd love to have them!

2010-08-18 [wicked fae mage]: Alright, I'll hop on it tomorrow :3

2010-08-18 [*Phoenix*]: Awesomeness. ^^

2010-09-20 [Kaimee]: Very awesome submission [Eyden13] :D If you have any photos to go with it we'd love to have them too :3

2010-09-20 [Eyden13]: I'll see what I can do. ^-^

2010-09-21 [Eyden13]: Added photo

2010-09-21 [Kaimee]: Gah! Name change x.X You know that makes it so much harder to keep track of who's who :P

2010-09-21 [Eyden13]: sorry, would you like me to change it back?

2010-09-21 [Kaimee]: Heh don't be silly, I'm hardly in charge of your name :P You just might have to occasionally remind me who you used to be :P

2010-09-21 [Eyden13]: Kk

2010-10-27 [hanhepi]: why the strikeout of the first one? i can only assume it's Kaimee organization/checklist. am i right?

2010-10-27 [Kaimee]: I've commented on the page itself, that exact recipe and image is actually from so we can't feature it as is, but if Eyden has anything to add - like alterations, a quick article to go with the Hershey's recipe, or their own version of the recipe to go with this version - we can consider running it then :)

For now though, we're looking for original work.

2010-10-27 [hanhepi]: ooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. i didn't think to check the page itself. i figured you just marked it off cause you were done doing your magic to it.

2010-10-27 [Kaimee]: Nah, my magic only starts after the submitting deadline passes ;)

2010-10-28 [hanhepi]: no jumpstart for you huh.

2010-10-28 [Kaimee]: No, you all change what you submit too much, it undoes my work for me :P

2010-10-28 [Eyden13]: Sorry about that. My mom gave me the recipe and I randomly found the pic on google images. I'll do an bit more research and see what I can do. I apolozie for any inconvinences.

2010-10-28 [Kaimee]: That's ok, just check a bit more carefully next time :)

2010-10-30 [Eyden13]: I will.

2010-11-11 [Akayume]: Maybe I'll be motivated to make some sort of a photography tutorial. DX

2010-11-18 [kamisch]: Dang it! I lost track of time and then forgot a few days...I put what I had up anyway, just in case. But if it doesn't make it in I totally understand (and deserve it)...the 15th was a few days ago now :P's just prose. Not quite a full story, but more of like...a prologue to things not yet written?

Then I just thought of a short story I had that seemed like it would really fit not only Elftown, but this creation theme. It's a bit long though...too long? And they're both Darn it. But there they are, just in case. ~K

2010-11-19 [Akayume]: Me too! Shhhhh.. No one has to know. (;

2010-11-25 [kamisch]: Ooh, sweet! An extention!! :D

2011-04-14 [Ravendust]: Since the extension goes past Easter I'm gonna do a creation thing for an Easter Bunny cake too :3

2011-04-18 [Akayume]: I might have to submit something else since there's been an extension!

2011-04-20 [Lord Josmar]: I GOT A GREAT IDEA! Sorry got really excited.

2011-04-20 [kians mummy]: is that ok

2011-04-23 [Lord Josmar]: I have started working on my article submission, but it's not close to finished. Can I go ahead and post it up here while I work on it?

2011-04-24 [Kaimee]: Sure thing :)

2011-04-24 [Lord Josmar]: Woot!

2011-04-24 [Lord Josmar]: If any of you want to participate in that article then just let me know, thanks.

2011-04-25 [kamisch]: [Lord Josmar]...just as a message, or add it ourselves?

2011-04-25 [Lord Josmar]: Message, please.

2011-04-28 [kians mummy]: so how long can it take up to to become a herald

2011-04-29 [Kaimee]: Well, I should think it would take an incredibly long time to become a Herald, I'm not even sure which countries still employ Heralds... perhaps the English? If the question is "How long does it take to become one of the Heralders", the answer is that it takes quite awhile too.

This question is really more suited to Herald Hopefuls, but I'll answer here for now.
We prefer for people to submit to more than one issue as a Guest here at Herald Guest Submissions before we decide to take them on as Apprentices, so that we can see the standard of their work and their commitment to the task.
This usually takes between 1 - 3 issues, and as the issues are irregular (1 - 3 a year) the time it takes can vary.
Apprenticeships range between 1 - 3 issues also, and Apprentices are required to contribute to each issue.

2011-04-29 [wicked fae mage]: [Kaimee] This may be better suited for a personal message, but I can take my comment being deleted if it's too off topic; How would you feel about a theoretical article based around table top role playing games? I would construct the article using books on Dungeons and Dragons, Call of Cthulhu, Paranoia, GURPS, The Burning Wheel, Traveler, Dark Heresy, Mutants and Masterminds etc. and from there talk about character builds.

2011-04-29 [Kaimee]: That's not off topic at all, this wiki is for discussing Guest Articles, and as an Apprentice Heralder it's fine for you to bring it up here, where other new/guest Heralders can benefit from the answer too :)

And I think the idea sounds great; we basically just look for articles that would interest general Elftowners. Since we have a whole lot of RPers here, I think it would be great to do an article on the various table top forms :D

2011-04-29 [wicked fae mage]: Alright, I'll be borrowing all of my DM friends' book collections then. This will be a fun article! (I am such a nerd xD)

2011-04-29 [Akayume]: You should talk about the games too. :O Some of those I've never heard of and my interest has been piqued now! 

2011-04-30 [Lord Josmar]: Oh there are a poop ton on ganes like that out there that I had bever heard of. I found a bunch of them just searching "RPGs" on

2011-04-30 [wicked fae mage]: Oh, both need to come to my college! We play games like that on Tuesdays or Fridays.

Call of Cthulhu- the DM designs a horror campaign where your party tries to live, keep their sanity and prevent Cthulhu from being summoned.

Paranoia- try to kill the party before they kill a way you aren't observed.

Mutants and Masterminds- you play anime characters, usually stereotypes like school girl, fighting master etc in a D&D-like setting.

I am glad my next article idea is already a hit. :D

2011-04-30 [Akayume]: Cool! (: I am looking forward to your article. >:D GIT ON IT.

2011-04-30 [Lord Josmar]: Paranoia sounds epicly fun! Definately going to look into it.

2011-05-31 [Lord Josmar]: Off topic question: Any educated guess on when this issue will be out?

2011-05-31 [Kaimee]: There is no educated guess when it comes to the Herald ;) Hopefully within the month, but we'll keep you posted with a predicted due date as soon as we have one :)

2011-05-31 [kians mummy]: Current Theme: Creation
Deadline: May 5th 2011

its gone passed that???

2011-05-31 [Chimes]: Yes, real life happened as it tends to do. So the Herald is keeping to its tradition of being fashionably late. :)

2011-05-31 [kians mummy]: this isn't fashionably, this is taking the piss a bit, 1 or 2 days yeah, thats fashionably late, but this is more than that

2011-05-31 [Lord Josmar]: That was just to get the submissions in. It didnt say Release date May fifth.

2011-05-31 [kians mummy]: it didn't say anything, just Deadline: May 5th 2011

2011-05-31 [Chimes]: Yes, but Sammie, you have to take into account that this is a busy time of year for most people and we do this on a volunteer basis. :) Jos is right, I don't know if we ever did give a release date.

2011-05-31 [Ravendust]: I think fashionably late is better than nothing. The herald is always put together so amazingly. I don't mind the wait. Real life comes first, naturally. I'm sure when the next issue comes out it'll be just as good if not better than past issues, so be patient. :)

2011-05-31 [Kaimee]: To be clear, submissions will continue to be accepted for this theme until the next theme is announced both on this page, and The Town Herald :)

[kians mummy], May 5th was our predicted closing date for submissions, which we are currently in the process of editing, sorting, and designing (for the PDF layout).
As we do not have very many guest submissions yet, we would like to keep this page open for submissions until we have more, or until we publish :)

2011-08-16 [kians mummy]: So will mine be published?

2011-08-16 [Lord Josmar]: No.

2011-08-17 [kians mummy]: I will choose to ignore that answer and wait for a responce from the workers on here.

2011-08-17 [Lord Josmar]: lol. That had to be the best response ever!

2011-08-17 [hanhepi]: at this point, i'm beginning to wonder if anything at all will be published for this issue. :P 23 is our unlucky number it seems.

2011-08-17 [Chimes]: @Lord Josmar, please don't unnecessarily antagonise people. :)

@Sammie, we're working on it. Albeit slowly. >.>'

2011-08-17 [Lord Josmar]: Sorry Chimes. That is my usual response to people who ask me things in real life.

2011-08-18 [iippo]: But she didn't ask you >_>

2011-08-18 [Lord Josmar]: She didn't direct the question at anyone though.

2011-08-18 [Nioniel]: It's pretty much assumed that she was asking the people who ultimately make the decision.

2011-08-19 [kians mummy]: Thanks [Nioniel] and [Chimes]. :)

[Lord Josmar] If I comment on an official page, then this is not a comment for you to answer, or if it is a page that there is a staff team on there, so I would politely ask for in the future, as you are not crew, to not answer questions what are for the crew by me or other members, I think we would all appreciate that a lot. :)

2011-12-23 [Earoluim]: .....

2011-12-23 [wicked fae mage]: Yes?

2011-12-24 [Ravendust]: Any news on when the next issue is going to make its appearance? *curious*

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