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Mississippi Magazine's Mailing Address
Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 16445
Jackson, MS 39236
Our street address is:
5 Lakeland Circle
Jackson, MS 39216
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Letters to the Editor
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 queries 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:
- Please download a copy of our Article/Idea Submission Form here. Complete the form and email back to email@example.com. We apologize that we cannot accept queries by phone.
- If available, include pictures within the email.
- 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.
Please allow 8-12 weeks for a response regarding your story idea. Send the information requested above to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 !
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.
- For Editorial and Sales/Marketing positions, submit application packet with a cover letter to:
Melanie M. Ward
PO Box 16445
Jackson, MS 39236
- For Graphic Design/Creative positions, submit application packet with a cover letter to:
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 andÂ 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:
b. Department head
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.
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.
Calendar of Events
Richard Roper | Publisher
Patty Roper | Editorial Director
Melanie M. Ward | Editor
Bonnie Dickerson | Art Director
Cyndi Clark | Advertising Art Director
Jessica Woods | Business Manager
Arlette Thompson | Office Manager
Lori Brechtel | Special Projects Director
(Advertising Inquiries Only)
Libby Garland | 601.594.3852
Lindsey Bell | 601.259.8849
Cambi Burnham | 601.927.3403
Ashley Stack | 601.982.8418, ext. 76