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[seal] Ars Caidis [seal]

The Ars Caidis was recently awarded the Master William Blackfox Award for "Best Special Interest Newsletter For Arts & Sciences" in A.S. XL! Congratulations to the Staff of the Ars Caidis and all its contributors for this honor!

About Ars Caidis

Ars Caidis is Caid's quarterly Arts and Sciences journal, published under the auspices of the Kingdom Arts office. Everyone, regardless of age and rank, is welcome to submit research articles, original art, poetry, commentary about life in the Current Middle Ages, recipes - in short, anything that involves the arts and sciences of life either in the real world prior to 1600 AD or the Current Middle Ages as it relates to re-creation and re-enactment of those times.
Guidelines include:

  1. Observation of the cut-off date of 1600 AD for research articles although any culture existing in the world from 1600 A.D. back is acceptable. If you wish to write about the Cavalier period, please contact the prior to submission.
  2. Articles should be written predominantly in English although notes in other languages (with translations) are welcome. Refer to the current edition of the MLA Style Guide or the Chicago Manual of Style for footnotes and bibliography formats.
  3. Articles will be reviewed and editorial comments discussed with authors prior to publication. No changes will be made without the author's approval.
  4. Because Ars Caidis is brought into the homes of our members and may used as a public relations document, please respect the boundaries of good taste.

Upcoming Issues
Summer 2009 - (available now) "Period Supernatural" In our world of celluloid horror and King novels, it is easy to think of the supernatural as a modern invention. Some things are, such as the vampire that entered its pointy-toothed glory in the 19th century. But our time period sported a rich variety of supernatural tales of the walking dead, dark dwarves, hellish dogs, haunted houses, and ghost-infested barrows. Whether we find them in England’s monastic ghost stories — or the rip-roaring revenants of dark Iceland — Europe was a hotbed of supernatural scary tales. In this issue we screw up our courage and poke around these dark and cobwebby corners.

Winter 2009 - "Performance Arts in Caid" This issue celebrates Performance Arts in Caid. We will offer encouragement, how-to’s, and resources for budding and experienced bards. Share and learn about music, acting, storytelling, composition, and many other aspects of the SCA bard.

Spring 2010 - "The Northmen" This issue will cover the ever-entertaining Vikings as well as Norse beliefs and everyday life. The Northmen hugely impacted Europe from England to Russia, and left their mark in other lands too. Besides, they’re just fun.


Summer 2010 - "The Art of SCA Costuming" The old adage says "Welcome to Caid, now go get dressed." This issue will explore period costuming shapes, development, and techniques in the context of the SCA.

Please direction questions and/or submissions to .

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a Laurel or a peer to submit an item to Ars Caidis?
Absolutely not!

Are you taking subscriptions?
Not as yet. We are discussing going to a downloadable PDF format but have made no decisions yet. However, Mistress Caitlin is happy to send available PDF copies upon request.

What format(s) should I use for submission?
Documents should be submitted in .doc (PC) or .rtf (Mac). Art and photos should be .jpeg or .gif. All artwork must include a citation, even if it's an adaptation of public domain clipart.

Do you work with writers on their articles?
Definitely. I am a freelance writer/editor by trade and I love working with writers. I never publish an article until the author is happy with the changes.

Do I have to be a Caidan to submit an article?
Absolutely not! This is an Arts & Sciences quarterly whose purpose is to further the study of those topics.

Can I submit an article that was already published in Tournaments Illuminated or a local SCA publication?
Certainly. You retain the rights to your work. If your submission has been published previously, please include that information when you send it to me.

Previous Issues
An index of articles published in previous issues is now available.

Thank you for your continued support!

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