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About Northeast Folklore

Northeast Folklore is an academic journal published continuously since 1958 by the Maine Folklife Center (formerly the Northeast Folklore Society). The journal, founded by former University of Maine professor Edward “Sandy” Ives, covers the legends, lore, folklife, ethnography, oral history and life stories of Maine, New England and eastern Canada. The journal publishes collections of articles, including theme issues, as well as occasional monographs. The number of issues published annually has varied, but in 2017 we plan to resume a two-issue per year schedule.

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts electronically directly to the Editor, or to the issue editor if responding to a call for papers for a special issue. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published or be under review for publication elsewhere. Guidelines on article length, content, style and format are available on the journal page at the Maine Folklife Center website. Manuscripts are evaluated by one or more editors, and if deemed appropriate for the journal, are sent to two qualified reviewers. Reviewers’ comments and the Editor’s decision to accept, reject or resubmit are usually sent within three months, but can take longer. Accepted articles are often published within six months, although editors may hold articles for publication in a later issue for reasons of space or alignment with content.

Annual subscriptions to Northeast Folklore are a benefit of membership in the Maine Folklife Center; information is available on the membership page. Many back issues of the journal are available in our Marketplace. For all other enquiries, including proposals for theme issues, please contact the Editor.

Contact Information
Kreg Ettenger, Editor
Phone: 1-207-581-1840
Mailing address: Maine Folklife Center, 5773 South Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04469-5773.

Check out full digital copies of Volumes I-V from the 1958-1963 on Digital Commons.

Read abstracts and find ordering information for Northeast Folklore from 1995-2012.

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