If you want to write for upcoming Issues:

Each issue has a broad organizing theme. We also welcome theme and article ideas for future issues.

Feature articles are up to 2,500 words in length; departments are 500-750 words long. Honoraria may be available according to the policies of Connecticut Explored.

The magazine does not use footnotes but does require authors to embed citations into their stories. Please become familiar with our style by reading stories from past issues available on our website. Authors are also required to provide images (if possible) or leads on images. Rights and reproduction fees are handled by CT Explored. Authors are not required to pay rights and reproduction fees. Authors may not obligate CT Explored to pay fees.


Subscribers: Letters to the editor and story suggestions are welcome. Submit to publisher@ctexplored.org. or mail to Connecticut Explored, c/o Department of History, Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06050.

Writers: Article proposals are welcome. Please submit a 200- to 250-word summary or abstract about your proposed article and one or two published samples (if any) to editor@ctexplored.org. Honoraria are offered according to Connecticut Explored’s policy.

1 page, 450-500 words    = $100
2 pages, 750-800 words  = $150
4 pages, 1,500 words       = $200
6 pages, 2,500  words      = $250

Upcoming themes:

All proposals must fit the broad theme of the issue. Please look at our past articles to make sure your topic does not duplicate articles we have already published within the last 10 years. If you have a different thesis or a different angle on a topic we have covered, you may submit your proposal, but tell us how it is different. Thank you!

Winter 23-24: History in the Sky: Aerospace, Observatories, and Cosmologies
Abstracts due by May 25. Articles due Aug. 1, 2023.
Spring 24: Historical Preservation in the Digital Era
Abstracts due July 25. Articles due Nov. 1, 2023.
Summer 24: Monuments and Memories
Abstracts due Dec. 20 or until issue is filled.  Articles due Feb. 1.
Fall 24: History Under Foot
Abstracts due Feb. 25 or until issue is filled. Articles due May 1.
Tentative themes:
Summer 2025: Theme to be set but will include King Philip’s War, 250th anniversary of Rev. War
Summer 2026: The Declaration of Independence (250th anniversary celebration)
Winter 2028-29: Theme to be set, but will include The Redding Encampment (250th anniversary of the Rev. War)