All papers accepted for a Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium topic are evaluated for inclusion in Pikes Peak Library District’s online Digital Collections repository. Papers must meet minimum requirements outlined in Writing Tips. Accepted papers are added to the online collection as submitted with no editing or illustrations, and with only uniform formatting changes. If papers do not meet the minimum requirements, contributors are offered an opportunity to submit revised essays for consideration.
Papers received by the stated deadline are also evaluated for possible print publication. Papers accepted for a potential book must meet higher scholarly standards than for the online collection and must be based on new research using primary sources and either expand on common knowledge of a topic, or draw new conclusions. Qualifying papers are edited for content and style. Illustrations with author-provided captions will be included in printed publications.