‘Spirited’: Guidelines for Contributors

We hugely welcome articles, letters, reviews, or any other relevant material for publication in Spirited. The deadline for receipt of contributions is the beginning of October prior to publication in December.

If you would like to submit an article for consideration, please consult the following Guidelines for Contributors:

If submitted by e-mail, articles should be in .doc. or .docx format (compatible with Microsoft Word 97 or later versions). If submitted on paper, they should be typewritten and on one side only.
Whether submitted by e-mail or on paper, pages should be numbered sequentially and the text double-spaced; the first page of the article should include your preferred title and your name and contact details.
Footnotes should be used rather than endnotes. Footnotes should be double-spaced and numbered sequentially throughout the article with a superscript numeral in the body text corresponding to the footnote.
Permission will need to be obtained from the copyright holder for quotations in excess of 800 words which are taken from a text still in copyright.
Illustrations must be supplied by the author in the form of high-quality JPEG or TIFF files: the minimum acceptable resolution is 300dpi. All necessary permissions must be secured.
Music examples must be supplied by the author in the form of separate TIFF or GIF files. As these are treated as line drawings, the minimum acceptable resolution is 1200dpi. All necessary copyright permissions must be obtained.
For musical symbols inserted within the text, we strongly recommend the use of the ‘Bach’ font. The necessary TTF (TrueType Font) files are available, free of charge, from http://www.mu.qub.ac.uk/tomita/bachfont/ or from the editor: please contact the Editorial Offices for further information or for instructions for installing the font on your computer.


If submitting a contribution by email, please send it as an email attachment to em.marshall-luck@englishmusicfestival.org.uk; or post it to:

The Editor, Spirited, Suite M0222, 265–269 Kingston Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 3NW.