The Pale

Lady Claricia de la mere (she/her)

Editor of The Pale

Office that maintains the Kingdom Newsletter, The Pale. [email protected]

About The Pale

The Pale is the Middle Kingdom’s newsletter. It contains important information that all Midrealm citizens should be familiar with, including letters from our Royal Family and Kingdom Officers, court reports, job announcements, event notices, seneschal contact information, and the upcoming event calendar; along with feature articles and event photos. The Pale is published monthly and becomes available to read online about two weeks before the start of each month.

Everyone who wishes to can access The Pale, along with every Kingdom newsletter in our Known World. To view the newsletters, go to https://www.sca.org/resources/publications

Submission Guidelines

Publishing Date

The Pale is Published on the 10th of each month, no exceptions. The Electronic copy of The Pale should be available on the Society enewsletters page around the 12th of the month. All mailed print copies should be to you no later than the first week of each month.

Feature Articles (Content)

Many issues of The Pale have room for additional content after all the letters, ads, and official information have been placed. Submissions of original articles, poems, stories, artwork, etc., are welcome. Content has a better chance of being placed if it is under 2 pages. Please have the content to the editor by the 25th of the month and follow the guidelines located here. [link to: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BmCR6XUmHZdrEGksp-VLBXBtmCqz2TIV/view ]

Job Board Postings

Job Board Postings and Feature Articles are due the 25th of the month.

Letters from Great Officers

Due on the 1st of the Month and no later.

Event Ads

Any events planning to have a Royal Court or any official business are required to submit an ad to The Pale by the 25th of the month, two months prior to the event. For example, the deadline for ads for September events would be July 25th. You CAN NOT have a Royal Court, laws read into court, Crown Tournament, or Coronation if you do not have an ad in The Pale.

Ads are guaranteed ONE run as close to the event (typically the month prior). Any extra advertising depends entirely upon the room that we have in the issues.

To create the ad, use one of the ad templates located here. [link to: https://library.midrealm.org/chronicler/the-pale/

Most events should use the ¼ page template. Kingdom-level events (Crown Tourneys, Coronations, RUM) may use the ½ page template.

The following items must be included in each ad for The Pale:

  • Event name
  • Sponsoring group
  • Dates of the event
  • Times of event
  • Site address
  • Registration information (example: Adult Registration $15, Adult Member $10, Children 5-17 $7, etc.)
  • Event Steward’s SCA name (with their modern name in parentheses)
  • A contact email address
  • A website that contains all the above information

OUT-OF-KINGDOM EVENT NOTICES and MERCHANT ADS can be accepted if there is room. They incur a charge and are due on the same deadlines and in the same formats as the in-Kingdom event ads. Send payment via a check made out to: SCA Inc., Middle Kingdom. Mail checks to P.O. Box 198, Bellbrook, OH  45305.

RATES: A $20 service fee applies for event notices that require excessive editing with no attempt at correction by the author.

Quarter page: 3 5/8” w x 4 7/8” h – $35

Half page: 7 ½” w x 4 7/8” h – $60

Full page: 7 ½” w x 10” h – $115

Documents and forms for The Pale including templates for ads and the complete submission guidelines can be found on the Midrealm website. [text should link to: https://midrealm.org/chronicler/thepale/ ]

Contributors to The Pale

Office/PostionOfficer
Copy EditorAlys Katharine
Deputy EditorBaroness Gianna Vettori
Emergency Deputy EditorDame JahanAra amat al- Hafeeza
Reviewing OfficerBaroness Sadb ingen Neill

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