Amon Hen is the bulletin of The Tolkien Society. It is produced every two months, appearing about the end of each odd month. It is usually 28-32 pages in length and A5 format.
Amon Hen includes a wide range of material from the humorous to the scholarly, from announcements and reviews to fiction, artwork and letters of comment. It also frequently includes an extensire roundup of other small press publications, and an updated stock list from Tolkien Society Trading roughly every quarter, with news of forthcoming publications. Any member of the Society is welcome and encouraged to contribute.
Regular contents currently include events and announcements and international events; UK events; Behind Glass Doors (the Committee's report); News from Fangorn (Entings); Letters pages; Hildifon's "Half" (international small press roundup and review); Sally's Snippets (odd news items); Mathom, the newsletter of the Smials; Tolk Folk (personal announcements); new members; committee contacts, general information and membership and the Bywater Post Office update (from the Sales Officer).
Contributions may be sent by post or by email. Submissions of articles by email or on a floppy disk are preferred but typescripts or handwriting is fine as long as it is clear and easy to read.
Formats for electronic submission: RTF is the preferred format as it preserves formatting. Word 6 onwards can definately save in RTF format. If there is little formatting in the document, plain text will be fine (ascii, .txt, etc.). A number of other word processors can be accepted with advance notice, but please check before sending.
A Latin-2 version of the font used for the main Amon Hen text is now available, as well as the Latin-1 version previously available. Documents containing Central-European characters (eg Czech and Polish accents), can now be accepted, as well as the Western-European characters of Latin-1.
The easiest way to email messages is by attaching them with a MIME compatable mail program (that is, virtually all programs that give the option to attach files). Otherwise, Text and RTF files can be included in the message text.
Email the editor if you have any questions or problems about sending articles. Alternatively try Amon Hen Editor postal contact information (popup window).
The letters pages provide a forum for lively discussion between members, while personal announcements etc., are included in the "Tolk Folk" column.
Individual articles can be ordered by Inter Library Loan from most public or university libraries (ask your librarian) or direct from the British Library. Note that where back issues are available from the Society it may be cheaper to order the whole issue from us.
Use Amon Hen as your initial Search term, then click on "request" to the far right
of the listing for Amon Hen. Note that the British Library is missing some early issues - if they
have difficulty contact the
Society's archivist who may be able to help.
The British Library can also supply articles from "Anduril", issues 1-3 of which were published by the Society prior to "Amon Hen".