Vermont History Manuscript Submissions

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Publication Scope

Vermont History is published twice a year by the Vermont Historical Society. The journal publishes new research and scholarship in most aspects of Vermont state and local history. The journal welcomes articles on a wide range of topics and on all time periods in Vermont's past.

  • Whenever possible, articles should be based on heretofore unpublished documentary or other primary source material.
  • We also publish significant new interpretations of events, ideas, individuals, and historical material directly related to Vermont's history.
  • We run two occasional sections: "In Their Words," which presents historical documents, edited with a brief introduction; and "Vermont Archives and Manuscripts," reports from repositories on collections or record series of broad interest to our readers.
  • We do not normally publish articles on genealogy, memoirs, or notes.
  • We do not normally publish articles that have previously appeared in print in books, other journals, newspapers, newsletters, local society publications, or other formats that allow for wide distribution.
  • We encourage submission of appropriate illustrations to accompany articles.

Submission Guidelines

We ask that you submit two double-spaced hard copies of your manuscript to:

Editor, Vermont History
Vermont Historical Society
60 Washington Street, Suite 1
Barre, VT 05641-4209

You may contact us at 802-479-8500 or


Article lengths vary widely, but manuscripts may be up to 30 pages, not including notes. We generally follow The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition) and Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary in matters of styling and spelling. Click here for detailed submission guidelines.

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