This page details a full summary of guidelines for submitting work to Anor. To find contact details for the editor and to submit a paper, please see the main Anor page.
Submissions to Anor are welcomed and encouraged both from within and outside the society; the journal aims to publish a wide variety of the best quality thoughts and work of Tolkien scholars. Journal submissions should ideally be sent, typed, to the editor by email; handwritten submissions may not be accepted. Papers submitted should be in approximately the form of an essay or academic paper, and should be ideally be at least 1000 words. Particularly long submissions will be considered for publication, but the editor may request that they be cut down. Short submissions of a few hundred words, if they are commenting on previous papers, may take the format of a letter to the editor. Articles submitted will be reviewed by the editor and may be rejected, accepted, sent to other scholars for review, or sent back for amendment at the editor's discretion.
Journal submissions will be considered on academic merit and level of scholarship, whilst also looking for material that ensures lively discussion and debate. Topics that may be covered include pseudo-historical or cultural analyses of Middle-Earth or Tolkien's other creations, linguistics, and of course "external" discussion of the impact of Tolkien's work or influences on him as a writer. Past examples have included discussions of the depth, draining and practicalities of constructing Moria, a number of "what if" style articles exploring counterfactuals in the narrative, discussions of Sindarin orthography, and a dissertation-length piece on heroes in Tolkien's work.
Submissions to the magazine portion of Anor may only be made by members of the society. They should be preferably interesting, funny, or relevant to society activities.
These may include:
- Reports on society activities eg Puntmoot, Varsity Quiz
- "Fan-Fiction" of any sort, including stories and cartoons
Copyright for Submissions
Unless otherwise agreed in writing, Anor accepts articles on the basis that the copyright vests in the author, but that the society may use the articles in any of its publications, and further may license the (national) Tolkien Society to reprint articles in Mallorn or Amon Hen (its publications). Copyright in Anor as a whole and in uncredited material vests in The Cambridge Tolkien Society.