Important announcement: _Vinyar Tengwar_ format, subscription, and back-issue changes
- Due to the vastly increased demands of time required for subscription
and back-issue-order fulfillment as readership has grown past 500; and
to the reality of irregular publication dictated by its changed focus
on publishing new primary material; and in order to remove format
constraints on the size and scope of its contents, _Vinyar Tengwar_
will undergo a format change and a switch to per-issue ordering after
the publication of issue 50. New subscriptions will be accepted only
through issue 50. Those whose subscriptions currently extend past issue
50 will be refunded the pro-rated balance for all issues past 50.
Starting with issue 51, _VT_ will be produced and published through the
print-on-demand services of Lulu.com. In addition, effective
immediately, back-issue orders will no longer be accepted or filled by
the editor. Instead, back-issue collections will be published and
available for order as a series of softcover volumes through Lulu.com
<http://books.lulu.com/themes/shop/homepage.php> (in both pefect- and
spiral-bound formats), as _The Collected Vinyar Tengwar_, beginning
shortly with vol. 5a, which will contain issues 40 through 46. (As new
issues are published, they will be added to new, expanded issues of
this volume, until it is finalized as vol. 5 with the inclusion of
issue 49.) Other volumes will follow, collecting issues 1–9 (vol. 1),
10–19 (vol. 2), 20–29 (vol. 3), and 30–39 (vol. 4), in reverse order
and as they are converted to the new format and readied for
publication. Watch this page for futher announcements of availability
of these back-issue volumes. (Note that all back-issue orders currently
in hand will be honored, and will be mailed out shortly.)
I would like to acknowledge here once again the invaluable assistance of
Karyn Traphagen, who is helping with the conversion of _VT back-issues
to the new format. Please send good thoughts her way!
=========================================================================================Carl F. Hostetter Aelfwine@... http://www.elvish.org
ho bios brachys, he de techne makre.
Ars longa, vita brevis.
The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.
"I wish life was not so short," he thought. "Languages take such
a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about."