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Illinois 2012 : American Civil War in Illinois - Call for Articles


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Submission Deadline TBD
Categories    civil war   illinois   history   social sciences

Call For Papers

Guidelines for Authors
Civil War Website - Feature Articles

The Illinois Civil War Sesquicentennial website ( is the official website commemorating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War in Illinois. The website seeks to provide an overview of Illinois’ role in the Civil War via a timeline, feature articles, a bibliography, links to existing works on the topic, curriculum materials, research aids, and other information of interest.

Subject Matter
Feature articles are aimed at the general public rather than a scholarly audience. Submissions may cover individuals, organizations, events, movements, battles where Illinoisans played a key role, etc. but should have a clear connection to Illinois. Examples include soldiers, regiments, military camps, women’s roles, African Americans, homefront, etc.

Articles should be at least 1,000 words but no more than 2,500.

Authors should provide a bibliography of works consulted. Footnotes or endnotes are not needed.

Manuscript Form
All submissions should be in digital format, preferably in Microsoft Word. Please do not mail in original photos or manuscripts.

Authors may submit illustrations for their articles. These should be 72 dpi /resolution in .jpg format and should not exceed 10MB in size. Authors are responsible for obtaining proper permissions for use and dissemination of photographs and other illustrations they provide.

All submissions should be emailed to and include the author’s name, address, and phone number. This information is only for our records and will not be shared. Please also provide a brief biography and statement concerning your interest in your topic.

Articles for publication will be carefully chosen by the editors. Authors will be contacted should their articles be selected for the website. All articles will be edited prior to posting.

The editors assume no responsibility for statements, whether fact or opinion, made by the contributors.

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