Advertising & Contributions

Advertising in our Newsletter 'The Viol'

If you would like to place an advertisement in the newsletter, please send it electronically to our editor Mary Iden.
(paper versions can still be accepted, but please check with Mary first)

  • Small advertisements (up to 50 words, including items for sale) placed by non-members 5
  • Personal advertisements (including items for sale) by members free
  • Advertisements of a trade nature (members and non-members):
    1/8 page 20, 1/4 page 30, 1/2 page 45, whole page 60

  • Reductions available for serial identical ads:
    2 identical consecutive issues 15% discount
    3 identical consecutive issues 20% discount
    4 identical consecutive issues 25% discount

    Inserts need to be sent to the administrator
    Single loose sheets or A4 sheet folded to DL (provided by advertiser):
    50 for distribution to UK members only; 75 to all members
    Other formats are possible, please contact the administrator for rates.
    Payment for placing the advertisements needs to go to the administrator.

    Advertising on the website

    EVENTS: If you would like to list an event for free, please look here

    FOR SALE & WANTED: Viols for Sale (this can include bows, cases and other viol-related items, too). Please send the details and up to 2 photos to the webmaster, and please tell us if you want the text to appear in the next issue of the printed/online newsletter as well.
    Members can place an ad for free. Non-members: please send us a payment of 5 before sending us the details of the ad.
    Your ad will be up on the website until you tell us to remove it.
    Please note that if you decide to include your email address as means of contact we cannot take responsibility for you receiving emails in relation to the ad which may try to trick you into either giving out personal information, or handing over your instrument not trustworthy. You are urged to safeguard yourself against such actions by taking care who you reply to by email.

    Contributions to the Newsletter

    If you have a contribution for 'the Viol', such as an article or a report, please email it to Mary Iden (electronic versions much preferred). Please note that we reserve the right not to print items we receive, and that we may not have room for everything. Your contribution should be viol-related and of general interest to our members. If you have any other ideas of topics that you think could be covered in our newsletter, we would like to hear from you.
    We wish to avoid printing the same articles as other Viola da Gamba Societies. We are happy to print a summary of an item that first appeared in another publication, but not to duplicate the full article. Questions about publishing an article translated from another language should be addressed to the editor of The Viol, Mary Iden