"Not to know what happened before
one was born is always to be a child."—Cicero
Lapham's Quarterly embodies the belief that history is the root of all education, scientific and literary as well as political and economic. Each issue addresses a topic of current interest and concern—War, Religion, Money, Medicine, Nature, Crime—by bringing up to the microphone of the present the advice and counsel of the past. Valuable observations of the human character and predicament don't become obsolete.
The texts are drawn from authors on the order of Shakespeare, Aristotle, Tolstoy, Twain, Thucydides, Woolf, Dickens, Wharton, Gibbon, Keynes, Gandhi, Balzac, Austen, Thoreau, Didion, and De Gaulle. Abridged rather than paraphrased, none of the texts in the Quarterly runs to a length longer than seven pages, others no more that seven paragraphs. Together with the writing of the world's great thinkers, each issue offers full-color reproductions of paintings by the world's great painters. The connecting of the then with the now is augmented with the further evidence found in letters, speeches, diaries and photographs, in confessions voluntary and coerced, in five-act plays and three-part songs.
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Laphams Quarterly does not accept unsolicited original work, but we invite readers to send along interesting, topical, unusual, or enlightening historical documents and articles for use in the Quarterly or online. You may send texts from authors on the order of Anaïs Nin, Herodotus, or Theodore Roosevelt; alternatively, you also can send lost drafts of the U.S. Constitution, stray Confederate specie, or still-pending Barbary ransom demands to:Editors
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In the spirit of creating open debate and dialogue, Lapham's Quarterly encourages readers to give voice to their opinions and ideas. Please address letters to the editor to firstname.lastname@example.org with Letter to the Editor in the subject line. Alternatively, letters may be sent to the editors at:Editors
Please note that while we cannot publish or respond to each letter individually, we will read and consider every one in a timely manner.
Laphams Quarterly offers internships in its New York office. The internship requires a full-time commitment, five days a week. Each internship lasts between three and five months, affording interns the opportunity to participate in a full production schedule. Interns participate in every step of the production process, from suggesting, finding, and editing historical texts, writing for the website, fact-checking, proofreading, and permissions. Interns attend every editorial and board meeting and are essential and beloved members of the staff. Please note that this internship is unpaid.
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample to: email@example.com
Dates: November 22-February 17
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Deadline: June 15
The web intern should be a creative aggregator and internet obsessive, familiar with history feeds and book blogs, as well as the voice of LQ’s social media. The intern is responsible for writing the Déjà Vu blog, and can also pitch posts for the Roundtable blog. The intern will work closely with the online editor to upload the issue to the website, research images, create newsletters, maintain social media, pitch content to bloggers and websites. Web interns also participate in the editorial process, submitting texts for the magazine. Experience with Movable Type, Tumblr, Twitter, and Photoshop is preferred. Please note this is a full-time, unpaid internship and it is located in our New York office.
Interested candidates should submit a sample Déjà Vu post, a resume, and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates: July 15-October 15
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