Solmukohta 2016: Larp Realia and Larp Politics, Writing Instructions

The final articles for both books should be 1,500-5,000 words in length, and they should be submitted via email to before December 27th. For financial reasons, both books will be in black and white. If you wish to include pictures, please submit them in black and white together with your text submission.

We are there to help you during the whole writing process, so if you should have any questions or troubles, please contact us! We are more than willing to discuss the article with you and help you further develop your ideas. After you have submitted the full article, we will provide you with at least one round of feedback and suggested changes.


The books are meant to be readable to anybody who has a working knowledge of what larp is. Please include any necessary background information to your article and avoid specialized terminology. Playing cultures vary from country to country, so don’t expect the readers to be familiar with yours. Avoid unnecessary generalizations such as “German larps tend to be more adventure oriented” or “Swedish larps stress character immersion more than North American larps” unless you can provide evidence to support them.

Italicize names of games, books and movies. Do not italicize organizations or people. You can also use italicization for emphasis.

If you use longer quotes, separate those in their own paragraphs like this:

"The first larp they made was The Wolf, which took place on the beach in Rashidieh camp. When we left the Al Jalil center, we started with only one child going to the beach to play. But on our way to the beach, we just found a lot of children joining us from the camp zawareb (Arabic word meaning the narrow streets of the camp). (Alsayed 2015)”

Shorter quotes that appear as part of a normal text paragraph, "such as this one", are preceded and followed by double quotation marks (").

The world larp should be spelled as it is here. Do not use capital letters for it.


References to earlier literature should be placed inside the text, the fashion that has been earlier used in e.g. The Cutting Edge of Nordic Larp (Back 2014). If you refer to internet sources, please mention the URL and the date of accessing the source. When discussing larps, please use the original, whole names of the games. Also, include the names of the head organizers, place, time, and a translation of the name. Literary references should be given under a section titled Bibliography at the end of the article. If the reference is an article published in a book, then the book should be included as a separate entry in the bibliography. References to larps, like Fairweather Manor (2015), that is being played right now, should be given as a separate section titled Ludography, placed after the bibliography. Use the following formats, and check the bibliography and ludography below for examples.

Firstname Lastname (year): Name of article or book. Publisher. Volume in which published (if applicable). Webaddress, ref. time accessed.

Title of Game (year): Organizers, Place. Arranging Organization.


If possible, submit your article as an MS Word file (.doc or .docx). If you for some reason don’t have access to MS Word, we will also accept a submission as .rtf, but we prefer the Word format. Use either Times New Roman or Cambria, 12 points, line spacing 1.0. Leave an empty line between paragraphs. Use plain text, no Word styles, no paragraph styles.

Author biographies

Please append a 500 character author description with your article. The descriptions should not be light humorous entries but short texts listing the authors’ professional, artistic and other credentials relevant for the text. In the end of the text you may include an email address or a relevant web address. Author should include their phone numbers in the submissions. This will not be printed, but may be necessary for the editorial process.

Editorial Policy

Articles will be published only on the consensus of authors and editors. Both parties have the right to deny the publication of an article, up until the manuscript is sent out for printing. The authors will be allowed to review changes made to the articles before publication. Articles are confidential until they are published, but the editors may consult external people for purposes of commenting and proofreading articles.

The authors of the printed articles also give the editors the rights to create electronic editions of the book and publish them online for free. Authors also retain the rights to publish their articles elsewhere at will. Authors submitting images are responsible for ensuring that the copyright holders allow the publication.

We do not accept texts promoting racism, homophobia, sexism, or any other form of bigotry. However, texts about these topics are welcome.


Najat Alsayed (2015): Larping in Al Rashidieh refugee camp. Rollespilsakademiet. Birth of Larp in the Arab World.

Ane Marie Anderson, Riham Kharroub, Hilda Levin & Mohamad Rabah (eds.) (2015): Birth of Larp in the Arab World. Rollespilsakademiet.

Jon Back (ed.) (2014): Cutting Edge of Nordic Larp. Knutpunkt., ref. Nov 2nd, 2015.


Fairweather Manor (2015): Charles Bo Nilsen, Agata Lubańska, Ida Pawłowicz, Claus Raasted & al., Zamek Moszna, Poland, Liveform & Rollespilsfabrikken., ref. Nov 6th, 2015.

The Wolf (2013): Lebanon. The youth of Al Jalil.