Anyone wishing to contribute to the encyclopedia should become familiar with it. Take a look at the Advanced Search page, which explains the libraries and ways to move around in them, and enjoy poking around.
Personal memoirs and reminiscences that relate to state history are an important window onto our past. We welcome volunteer reminiscences of 500-1,500 words that relate to Washington state history. Please take a look at the People's Histories essays to get an idea of whether your piece might be appropriate. Then make an inquiry through the feedback form on our Contact page.
- We do not publish genealogies.
- We do publish oral histories, but only those that are transcribed and edited. This is very labor-intensive work that we unfortunately do not have the staff to perform.
- All essays are subject to editing and approval by HistoryLink.
When you get the go-ahead, send your piece to the editor in a Microsoft Word or a text file. Images must come separately as jpeg files with caption information that includes what, where, when, and the photo credit in the body of the email.
We cannot use thumbnail-sized images or Microsoft Word files with images embedded.
Features and Timeline Entries:
We appreciate the occasional volunteered essay that comprises an objective and well-sourced account of a person or event. Please ascertain whether or not the encyclopedia has already covered the subject and then query through the feedback form on the Contact page.
We work with professional historians and also commission essays by scholars, and other professional writers from time to time. If you would like to be considered as a contributing historian, please send your résumé, interests, and a writing sample or clippings to the HistoryLink.org office:
1411 4th Avenue, Suite 803
Seattle, WA 98101
For Mitigation Projects.
For those working on mitigation projects, please download the following pdf that explains our procedure and requirements in detail: