64 Parishes, a nonprofit quarterly by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, publishes articles on regional history, art, literature, folklife, foodways, archaeology, music, religion, education, architecture, and natural history. We seek lively, well-researched, and well-written articles that appeal to intelligent, inquisitive readers, and we are especially interested in articles that discuss events within the context of their times and articles that show connections between the past and the present or between Louisiana and the rest of the world.
Feature articles typically range from 1,500–3,000 words, and we will also consider short pieces, ranging from 500–1,000 words, for our Parish Spotlight department, which focuses on community events and festivals that feature humanities programming, museum exhibitions, educational initiatives, historic preservation, and profiles of authors, scholars, artists, musicians, and community activists. Freelancers are encouraged to read past issues to familiarize themselves with our content.
We welcome content from freelancers but suggest that detailed pitches be submitted to our editors in advance. Queries should include a description of the writer’s credentials, both writing experience (including writing samples) and expertise in the subject being proposed. Our editing and production cycle often requires us to work on content six months or more in advance of publication, and most successful proposals will address matter that is not time-sensitive and will remain relevant for some time after it is completed. We follow the Chicago Manual of Style, and while footnotes and bibliographies are not required, we do expect authors to include sources for fact-checking.
Our articles are heavily illustrated, and we encourage authors to send available photographs and illustrations (with permissions information) or contacts to sources that can supply images. We also occasionally publish excerpts from both fiction and nonfiction books and poetry.
64 Parishes purchases articles on a “work-for-hire” basis, and we reserve the right to edit, title, and make final illustration selections. Contracts will be forwarded via mail or email prior to publication, and all reprint rights, including digital publishing rights, are retained by the magazine unless other arrangements are made.
We follow the Chicago Manual of Style, with a small number of house rules for locally relevant situations. A detailed style guide may be found here. All submissions, whether under review or contracted, are expected to follow our style guide.
Please note that we do not accept or consider self-published materials for review in 64 Parishes.
All submissions should be sent to editor-in-chief Erin Greenwald at [email protected] and managing editor Chris Turner-Neal at [email protected]. Books may be mailed to Erin Greenwald, LEH, 938 Lafayette Street, Suite 300, New Orleans, LA 70113.