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Submissions

Subscribers: Letters to the editor and story suggestions are welcome. Submit to editor@ctexplored.org or Connecticut Explored, P. O. Box 271561, West Hartford, CT 06127-1561 .

Writers: Article proposals are welcome. Please submit a short 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.

For Summer 2023, the theme is “Islands.”

We’re seeking story ideas about islands, whether in Connecticut or connected to Connecticut in some way. These can be literal islands, islands of (as Benedict Anderson called them) “imagined communities,” or conceptual islands.

For Fall 2023, the theme is “Law.”

We’re seeking stories about law, legal issues, and legalities, from a variety of lenses: as social, economic, political, cultural, or environmental history, for example.

Upcoming Issues

Each issue has a broad organizing theme. Please e-mail publisher@ctexplored.org to find out upcoming themes or to send your story pitch. We also welcome theme and article ideas for future issues.

Feature articles are 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.

Contact Kathy Hermes at publisher@ctexplored.org for upcoming themes.