The Compleat Anachronist is a series of booklets published four times a year by the SCA. Each issue focuses on a topic relevant to the time period 600 C.E. to 1600 C.E. The Compleat Anachronist gives readers an opportunity to review a subject in much more detail than other SCA publications can provide.

There are over 180 issues of The Compleat Anachronist, covering a wide range of topics including: Brewing, Falconry, Architecture, Bookbinding, Pottery, Banquets, Weaponry & Armor, Board & Card Games, and more. See the Index of CA Issues for the full list.

Editor: Ellen Rawson (Mistress Ariel of Lindisfarne, OP) | additional Contact Info

Art Director: Sue Gilbert (Mistress Elashava bas Riva, OL, OP); | additional Contact Info

CA Index of Issues (PDF)

CA Documents (includes Writers’ Guidelines, Release Forms)

Write for CA!

The Compleat Anachronist is always looking for new authors, and for other assistance. If you have a project or interest that you would like to see appear in CA, or even better, that you would like to write about, please see the Writers’ Guidelines and contact the Editor.

Subscriptions and Back Issues

Sustaining Members in the SCA can purchase subscriptions to CA when they buy/renew their membership. They can also add the subscription at any time, at a prorated cost, by contacting the Member Services Office

Changes of address can be made at the SCA Membership Portal. or through the Member Services Office.

For matters concerning subscriptions or lost issues, please contact the Member Services Office.

Back issues of Compleat Anachronist can be purchased from the SCA Marketplace.

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