Whispering Gallery

Whispering Gallery is a 44-page A4 (similar to US Letter) size magazine published by the Dorothy Dunnett Society.  It contains articles and letters about the works of Dorothy Dunnett, the periods and locations in which they are set, and news about the Society’s activities. Whispering Gallery is published four times a year.

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To receive your copy, join the Dorothy Dunnett Society.  Some back copies are available to buy in our online shop.

How to send submissions to Whispering Gallery

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Highlights of Issue 123, despatched to Dorothy Dunnett Society members in June 2014:

  • Minutes of the 2014 AGM
  • The King in the Car Park
  • Depicting the Dead
  • Jerott Blyth: Dashing Hero or Dumb Idealist?
  • The Spring of the Ram
  • Red: Colour, Culture and Symbolism
  • Contribution to the Michael Joseph Commemorative Volume
  • Francis Crawford’s Horoscope
  • Artisans, Traders and Printers in Renaissance Venice
  • Crossword 20
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Whispering Gallery is the successor to a letterzine named Marzipan and Kisses which was founded in the USA in 1984 by Jean Clissold and Karen Brandl.  From Issue 33, Dorothy Dunnett arranged for an international variant named Whispering Gallery to be created and published by the Dorothy Dunnett Foundation (DDF) for readers outside North America.

The DDF was wound up by Dorothy Dunnett in 2001 and its assets and rights assigned to the Dorothy Dunnett Readers’ Association, now the Dorothy Dunnett Society, which now publishes Whispering Gallery. In 2001, Marzipan and Kisses ceased publication and Whispering Gallery became available for readers in North America as well as the rest of the world.

Since Val Bierman’s time, the editor’s role has been undertaken by unpaid volunteers, the latest of whom is Suzanne McNeill whose first issue was Issue 108 in September 2010.

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Magazine Editors
Marzipan and Kisses
1984–2001Jean Clissold with Karen Brandl
Whispering Gallery
1984–1986 (Issues 33–40)Edinburgh Book Festival Staff
1986–2004Valerie Bierman
2004–2007Denise Gannon
2007–Jun 2010Sandra Hall
Sep 2010–Suzanne McNeill

Submissions to Whispering Gallery

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Issue No
Copy deadline
Distribution
124 – Sep 2014End Jul 2014End Sep 2014
125 – Dec 2014End Oct 2014End Dec 2014
126 – Mar 2015End Jan 2015End Mar 2015
  • Please indicate that your contribution is for publication.
  • The editor has the final word on shortening any contribution, editing and deciding on the contents of Whispering Gallery.
  • Longer articles may be split and used in more than one issue.
  • Any contributions received by the editor after the deadline may be held over until the next issue.
  • Full addresses will not be printed.
  • Please send in photographs (you either have to own the copyright, or have permission to reproduce them), but the final decision on using them lies with the editor.
  • If you are taking photographs for publication on a digital camera, please ensure it is set to take high resolution images. This equates to a pixel setting of at least 2400 x 3000 pixels (or 7.2 megapixels) and a quality setting of ‘superfine’. (Different terms are used for quality settings: “Normal-Fine-Superfine”, or “Basic-Normal-Fine”, or “Good-Better-Best”. Select whichever is the possible quality to give a smooth rather than stepped image.)
  • If your article includes quotations from the books, please supply the book title, part and chapter (for example: CM, Pt 3, Ch 13).
  • If possible, please send your contribution by e-mail to email hidden; JavaScript is required. Otherwise, send your articles and letters to the editor at the address published in the most recent issue of Whispering Gallery.
  • Contributions are welcome whether or not you are able to send them by e-mail!

Note on Publication Rights:  The Dorothy Dunnett Society is the publisher of Whispering Gallery and holds the copyright and publication rights for all Whispering Gallery issues, whether published by the Dorothy Dunnett Society or by its predecessor organisations, the Dorothy Dunnett Foundation and the Dorothy Dunnett Readers’ Association.  It has also been given permission by Jean Clissold and Karen Brandl (Bound in Leather Press) to copy and distribute back issues of Marzipan and Kisses.