Thank you for your interest in submitting an article for consideration to The Confluence
, a semi-annual journal published by Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. The Confluence
is a regional studies journal that combines sound scholarship with approachable writing, formats, and illustrations. The Confluence
is designed for both scholars and readers interested in the region’s culture. The Confluence
publishes articles on the topics that relate to or have an impact on the St. Louis region in the fields of history, art, natural history and science, architecture and preservation, material culture, gender studies, race, planning, public policy, and social sciences. We will not publish or consider works of fiction, poetry, or previously published works.
The Confluence is generally interested in three kinds of articles:
- Feature Articles. In general, these will be 2,500-6,000 words in length and original to The Confluence.
- Primary Source Articles. These articles are edited and annotated editions of historical materials from the region. They might include diaries, letters, reports, journals, or even images. If the original materials are not in the collections of Lindenwood University, then publication rights and authorizations must be secured by the author.
- Departments. The Confluence will also publish shorter articles of 500-1,200 words that are more image-driven, surrounding a collection of photos or objects. These might focus on material culture, architecture, art, or other topics.
All articles must be original works that have not been published nor are scheduled to be published elsewhere. All articles will be edited to conform to the Lindenwood University style sheet for punctuation, capitalization, and format, in consultation with the author. Citation format must comply with The Chicago Manual of Style
- Either full-length manuscripts or article proposals are accepted.
- Proposals should be 300-500 words in length and give a clear sense of the content, perspective, and scope of the article. The proposal should be sufficiently compelling to induce us to publish the article.
- All submissions should include suggestions for illustrations, along with their sources; photocopies will work.
- If you have submitted this work elsewhere, please tell us; The Confluence reserves the right of first refusal for any submissions.
- All submissions should include a brief curriculum vitae, resume, or biography including recent publications.
- Submissions should include the author’s name, phone number, and email address.
- Length: Articles in The Confluence will generally be 2,500-9,000 words in length.
- Submission Format: Articles must can be submitted by email (email@example.com) or by U.S. mail. Electronic submissions must be in Microsoft Word; if you would like us to return your mailed manuscript, please enclose an SASE. Graphs and charts should be submitted as JPEG files.
- Citations. Footnotes and bibliography must comply with The Chicago Manual of Style.