Marquee Submission Guidelines

MARQUEE welcomes and encourages submissions for consideration. Before submitting, please review our policies and guidelines, where you will find details about specific criteria, permissions, length, style, and formatting. Our editorial staff is happy to work with you and welcomes collaboration. Each article contributor is sent five complimentary copies of the issue in which their writing is published, photo-only contributors are sent two complimentary copies.

Submission Categories:

Article Proposal: We accept article proposals from submitters with interesting stories to tell but who need assistance in fleshing out their story, researching the details and/or the writing or editing process. For this category of submission, we request an email describing the story, or article idea, so as to begin the collaborative process of readying it for publication.

Short-form Articles: Each regular issue of MARQUEE includes 3 to 4 short-form articles. Submissions in this category should range from 500 to 1,500 words. Submissions should include at least 4 accompanying photos, see photo submission standards.

Long-form Articles: Each regular issue of MARQUEE includes 1 to 3 long-form articles. Submissions in this category should range from 1,500 to 2,500 words. Submissions should include at least 6 accompanying photos, see photo submission standards

Sense-of-Place Essays: We have an open acceptance policy around member and reader submitted sense-of-place essays that follow the linked call for submissions guidelines.


How to Send Us Your Work: We accept submissions and article proposals directly via email with the subject line “MARQUEE Submission”. We do not accept submissions through postal service without prior discussion. Your manuscript must be in one of the following file formats: .doc, .rtf, .docx. or .txt.

Technical Difficulties: If you have any questions or encounter technical difficulties in submitting, please contact us.

Formatting Your Article: All articles should be in 12-point type, Times New Roman. Contact information, name, telephone number, email address, etc., should be included with submission. Photo Submission Specs: If scanned, images need to be 8.5″x11″ or larger. Photos from a digital camera need a native 300dpi or higher. Preferred image format is .jpg.

Timing: Submissions and article proposals may be sent to us at any time, year-round, but publication is at the discretion of the publisher and editor.

Response Time: Precluding unforeseen circumstances, we will respond to all submissions and article proposals within seven business days of receipt.

Editorial Discretion: MARQUEE follows the Chicago Manual of Style. (Editorial staff will review and edit all submitted articles accordingly.) Submission does not guarantee publication in MARQUEE. We reserve the right to edit submission copy for length and accuracy, and images for quality and appeal.