Dynamic Submission Guidelines

Dear Choral Friends:

Does your choir have some interesting news to share? Send us the details and we’ll include your story in our next Dynamic newsletter!


Feature articles:

• Topics for feature articles may include repertoire, choral history, performance practice, choral composers and conductors (including interviews), rehearsal techniques, vocal technique, choir management and organization, choral music education, and sociological aspects of choral singing.  

• Articles must be limited to 1,500 words or less and submitted in Microsoft Word format. 

• Referenced material should be noted in the body of the text and cited as endnotes.  

• Submissions must include the author’s name, brief bio (max. 25 words), and a headshot.

• All feature articles submitted are subject to a blind review by the editorial board. Articles are accepted for publication when board members determine that the article contains information that pertains directly to the general interests of the Choirs Ontario membership.

Choir News Items:

• News items report current or recent news about your choir including activities, milestones, tours, and recordings.

• Please do not include upcoming concert promotion in your write-up. Details about concerts and events should be sent to info@choirsontario.org and will appear under “Concert Listings” in Dynamic and on our website.

• Items must be limited to 400 words or less and be submitted in Microsoft Word format.

• Submissions must include the author’s name, brief bio (max. 25 words), and a headshot.

PHOTOS and GRAPHICS (e.g., logo, banners, etc.)

• All photos (including author headshot) must be in colour, 300 dpi, measure at least 4” x 6” and be in .jpeg or .psd file format.  Please ensure that you have obtained consent from choir members and/or instrumentalists before submitting your photos.

• Submit graphics in one of the following formats: Illustrator file (AI), high-resolution PDF, or EPS.

• Submit all photos and graphics separately, never embedded in a document.

We reserve the right to edit all material for length, grammar, timeliness, and appropriateness. As well, depending on space, not all submitted photos may be used.

Submit your text, photos, and/or graphics to Mark Ramsay, Dynamic editor: editor@choirsontario.org 


FALL ISSUE:  submission deadline Oct. 15, 2017; publication date Nov. 15, 2017

WINTER ISSUE:  submission deadline Feb. 15, 2018; publication date Mar. 15, 2018

SPRING ISSUE: submission deadline May 15, 2018; publication date June 15, 2018

We look forward to receiving your submissions and sharing your stories with our readers.  Feel free to email me if you have any questions.


Mark Ramsay, Editor
Choirs Ontario Dynamic magazine