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Lewes History: The Journal of the Lewes Historical Society2020 journal cover sm

Lewes History is the official, award-winning journal of the Lewes Historical Society issued annually in November. Begun in 1998, it publishes well-researched scholarly and popular articles that enhance understanding not only of Lewes’ heritage but also of the surrounding areas. Written by specialists and nonspecialists alike in a professional tone for an educated audience, articles are illustrated with images from the LHS collection or other sources. 

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Submission Guidelines

To submit a manuscript, authors should follow these formatting guidelines:

• Chicago Manual of Style for all content (e.g., one space after periods, serial comma, etc.)*
• Times New Roman 12, 1-inch margins, no CAPS, bold, or underline
• 2,500-5,000 words
• Minimal endnotes (no live links)**
• Leave header and footer empty (ie., no page numbers)
• Little or no genealogy which, if included, must be very clear to the general reader assumed to be unaware of the family and its tree
• One space after period
• Western style dates: month, day, year
• American English
• Provide image caption where image should be placed in the ms
• Provide images after endnotes section

*Here is a quick-reference guide to some basics in Chicago Style:

**Endnotes are not required but in their place sentence attribution is. If using endnotes, they should be minimal and in the format for a ms without bibliography:

1. Stuart Shea, Wrigley Field: The Long Life and Contentious Times of the Friendly Confines (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014), 51–52.

The deadline for submissions is June 1.

Authors should send a single-spaced electronic version to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and drop off or mail a double-spaced hard-copy to the following address:

Editor, Lewes History
Lewes Historical Society
110 Shipcarpenter Street
Lewes, DE 19958

Authors do not receive payment for articles but do receive three copies of the issue in which their article is published.