Contact Us

How can we help you? Refer to the topics below, or feel free to call our office at 601.982.8418.

Subscription Inquiries

Print subscriptions can be ordered online, however if you would rather contact us directly to order or discuss, please contact us at 601.982.8418, ext. 70 OR 800.844.8418, ext. 70. Or you can email us at subscriptions@mismag.com

Mississippi Magazine's Mailing Address
Our mailing address is:

Mississippi Magazine
P.O. Box 16445
Jackson, MS 39236

Our street address is:

Mississippi Magazine
5 Lakeland Circle
Jackson, MS 39216

Change of Address

601.982.8418, ext. 70 OR 800.844.8418, ext. 70 subscriptions@mismag.com.

Please provide your old and new address.

 

Letters to the Editor

We would love to hear from you. Please send your feedback to:
editor@mismag.com

Story Ideas

Do you have a story idea for Mississippi Magazine?

We could not possibly cover this state without suggestions from our readers, and we appreciate your contributions. So that we can get to every submission in a timely manner, we prefer preliminary query letters to completed manuscripts. Please familiarize yourself with our magazine to get an idea of what types of articles we publish. We reserve the right to edit any article for clarity, space, and style. We respond to queries as quickly as possible, but due to production deadlines, please allow eight weeks for a response.

If you have an idea for a story…

  • Send a typed or neatly printed letter with your suggestion, providing as much detail as possible. We cannot accept queries by phone.
  • If available, include pictures; please provide a SASE if you wish to have them returned.
  • If you or someone you know could write the article, include information about that person’s relevant experience.
  • Make sure to include your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address.

If you would like to write regularly for us…

  • Send a cover letter specifying what types of articles you are interested in writing (people, food, events, history, etc.)
  • Include a few writing samples and a resume.
  • If you have a specific story idea, please follow the directions for “If you have an idea for a story” above.
  • For a copy of our detailed Writer’s Guidelines, click here.

Please allow 8-12 weeks for a response regarding your story idea. Send the information requested above to:

editor@mismag.com

 

Advertising

We invite you to become a part of the Mississippi Magazine family of advertisers. We publish positive stories reflecting Mississippi’s rich traditions and heritage and focus on the contributions the state and its natives have made to business, sports, the arts and more. As the state’s premiere lifestyle publication, we provide a view of the Magnolia State that showcases the finest Mississippi has to offer.

That includes our advertisers! In fact, a recent reader survey shows that 93 percent of our readers are personally involved with our advertisers, having called about a product, purchased a product, visited a shop or used an ad for ideas. It’s why we call our advertisers “family” — you are as much a part of our reader appeal as articles and photographs.

When you advertise in Mississippi Magazine, you are reaching an upscale, influential, desirable market. The fact that three-quarters of our readers keep their magazines more than 6 months means your ad has a nearly permanent shelf-life.We’re proud of our state and proud of our magazine, and sincerely want you to become a part of the best of Mississippi: Mississippi Magazine !

 

Wedding Register

For general information regarding the Wedding Register, click here. To speak to someone, please call 601.982.8418, ext. 77. You can also email at brides@mismag.com.

Internship Program

Internship Information

Mississippi Magazine was launched with its first issue in September/October of 1982. Since this time the magazine has become a reading staple for Mississippians. Mississippi Magazine is a bimonthly publication that celebrates the positive points of our state—from interesting people and places to homes, gardens, food, history, culture, special events, and more.

The Mississippi Magazine internship program is designed specifically for college students who seek a career in publishing. It also provides colleges and universities with a venue to offer students experience to build their resume and give them an advantage necessary in today’s job market. We accept applications for graphic design, sales and marketing/social media, and editorial/writing positions.

Please note: Mississippi Magazine does not offer compensation or provide housing for interns, but does work with colleges and universities to allow for college credit.

Application process

  • For Editorial and Sales/Marketing positions, submit application packet with a cover letter to:
    Melanie M. Ward
    Editor
    Mississippi Magazine
    PO Box 16445
    Jackson, MS 39236
  • For Graphic Design/Creative positions, submit application packet with a cover letter to:
    Bonnie Dickerson
    Art Director
    Mississippi Magazine
    PO Box 16445
    Jackson, MS 39236
  • Application Deadlines:
    Spring (January – May) Due: November 15th
    Summer (June – August) Due: March 30th
    Fall (September – December) Due: June 15th
  • Applications must be received by midnight on the designated due date. If the deadline falls on Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday will be the due date.

A complete application packet includes:

  • Completed application form (see pdf link below)
  • Personal essay detailing the student’s interest in publishing and Mississippi Magazine, what they hope to gain from the experience, what they hope to contribute, overall plans for their career, information regarding courses taken, previous internships, positions on a school publication, and publications regularly read
  • Two letters of recommendation from one or more of the following who know the student\’s abilities well:
    a. Dean
    b. Department head
    c. Professor
    d. School newspaper or magazine advisor
    e. Other related advisor/employer
  • Addtional items, specific to area of interest
    For editorial consideration: 2 published writing samples (if available, not required)
    For creative consideration: a portfolio containing up to 10 pieces of work

All applications must be typewritten. Incomplete applications, or applications with poor grammar, syntax, or spelling will not be considered. Any and all application materials become the property of Mississippi Magazine and will not be returned.

Selection process:

Interns are chosen based on the magazine’s current needs and evaluation of the completed application package. Strong consideration is given to students with publication, journalism, or production experience. Specifically, students who demonstrate the following:

  • Academic courses in English and/or journalism, (including writing, editing, reporting, advertising, graphic design, public relations, marketing, or photography)
  • Involvement in a campus publication (magazine, newspaper, or newsletter)
  • Applications are due by midnight on the date specified. All applications are reviewed and applicants will be notified within four weeks following the closing date.
  • Once an applicant is notified of acceptance, they must provide written confirmation of their intention to accept the position within two weeks, via email or USPS.

Please do not contact the magazine for application status.

Click here for the intern application

 

EDITORIAL STAFF:

Richard Roper Publisher

Patty Roper | Editorial Director

Melanie M. Ward | Editor
editor@mismag.com

Bonnie Dickerson | Art Director
bonnie@mismag.com

Misty Byrd | Advertising Art Director
ads@mismag.com

Lena Causey | Business Manager
lena@mismag.com

Arlette Thompson | Office Manager
arlette@mismag.com

Lori Brechtel | Special Projects Director
lori@mismag.com

ADVERTISING SALES
REPRESENTATIVES:

(Advertising Inquiries Only)

Jane Foster | 601.613.3304
janefoster@mismag.com

Allison Lunsford | 601.842.6255
allison@mismag.com

Libby Garland | 601.594.3852
libby@mismag.com

Mary Jane Meyer | 601.317.4290
maryjane@mismag.com