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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. Unsolicited materials will not be returned without a self-addressed stamped envelope. 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 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.

Write to us at:

Mississippi Magazine
Attention: Editor
PO Box 16445
Jackson, MS 39236

Or email