Papers submission basics
Papers submitted for consideration for PPLD's Regional History Series publications should be between 6,000 and 12, 000 words, including endnotes. The deadline for the near-final draft of a paper is always in early May. The revised final paper is due for evaluation in early July. It may take several months for the editorial committee to consider papers for publication. Not all submissions are accepted. To ensure a paper submission is accepted:
Comply with all deadlines
Read and follow the recommended practices on this website
Solidly tie the paper to the topic of the publication
Cite sources correctly
Present new research
Use primary sources
Though the Regional History Series publications are about the Pikes Peak region, our target audience is not limited to local readers. Papers should be written to appeal to readers who are not familiar with the region's history, geography, or personalities.
Papers can be uploaded from the Contact page.
Newspaper titles freqeuntly changed and sometimes weekly, daily, and evening editions coexisted making it difficult to identify correct titles in text and citations. Use the Library of Congress U.S. Newspaper Directory 1690-Present to determine the correct title for your citation. Below is the fomat for the notes with examples.
1. [Author if identified], [Headline in quotes], [Newspaper in italics (first mention identify location)], [Month (spelled out) Day, Year].
1. Carol McGraw, "Security Boosted at City Offices," Gazette (Colorado Springs), February 2, 2013.
Omit the author and headline if not available.
2. Out West (Colorado Springs), March 23, 1872.
Tips for writing Regional History Series papers