Article Submission Guidelines
New Jersey Municipalities, the magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, is published every month, except for July, August and September. The 7,558 circulation consists of New Jersey municipal officials and staff, state level officials and staff and professionals interested in local government issues. Please write your articles with this audience in mind.
We are interested in original articles that focus on New Jersey or articles on programs or ideas that would be of interest to New Jersey’s municipal leaders.
Commercial firms are also invited to submit feature articles. However, these articles should:
- Discuss a project or product as it is used in a New Jersey municipality or, if necessary, in a municipality outside the state.
- Avoid promoting specific brands, firms, or individuals.
- Feature compelling information that will be helpful to our readers.
Length Articles can be from 600 to 1,200 words. News items for NJ NOW should be between 50 and 400 words.
Deadlines The deadline is usually the 20th of the month two months before publication (e.g., October 20 for the December issue). The exceptions are the deadline for the October issue, August 10; the November deadline, September 15; and the February deadline, December 15. If the deadline is not a working day, you have until the next working day.
Sending It In Please email your submission to NJM@NJSLOM.org or aspiezio@NJSLOM.org as an attached file, preferably in Microsoft Word.
Include a name for the byline and a one sentence bio of the author. We prefer that municipal articles are bylined by the mayor.
Photos and Charts Please email photos, charts or graphs as separate .jpg, .bmp or .tiff files of over 200k and include caption information (who, what, when, where) and photo credit information if required.
If the picture is of one or two recognizable individuals, please ask the subjects to sign a release. If the picture is of a minor, a parent or guardian must sign our release form. A release is not necessary if the picture is of a large group of people. (A release will both respect an individual’s right to privacy and enable us to include the sort of pictures which will continue to make our magazine an excellent publication.)
If you cannot supply a photo, we will try to find a general shot from a stock photography website.
If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call Managing Editor Amy Spiezio at 609-695-3481, extension 123, or League Executive Director Michael J. Darcy, CAE, at extension 116, or email NJM@NJSLOM.org.
We no longer feature author photos.