Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions about Crooked River.

Who can submit articles?

Crooked River seeks to publish the work of individuals interested in social and urban history. It is not intended to be the preserve of academic historians although their involvement is certainly welcomed. But so is that of students of history at any level.

What kind of material can I submit?

We are interested in a wide range of material which sheds light on the experiences of those who have built this community. The range is limited only by the creativity of our readers, contributors and editorial board. Materials could include work based on research but it could also include photo essays, personal testimonies, family histories, etc.

What time period should the material cover?

There are no limitations on the chronological coverage. Clearly the work must reflect an appreciation of the history of the region.

Does the work have to deal with Cleveland?

We forsee several categories of work.

  1. Our primary emphasis is on the northern area embraced by the Ohio Canal. That would include not only Cleveland and its environs.
  2. The next area is the Western Reserve - an area directly impacted by the emergence of the city of Cleveland.
  3. Other areas would be of interest to the degree that the topic sheds light on the social and/or urban history of our primary area of concern.

If you have questions about the appropriateness of your topic, please contact us.

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