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Legacy Magazine

Legacy, NAI's premier periodical, offers a forum for professionals in the field to exchange ideas and information. Articles, columns, and commentaries deal with practical issues relevant to frontline interpreters, planners, and managers.

Subscriptions are available separate from memberships. Legacy is published six times a year.

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Contribute to Legacy

As the premiere magazine produced by the interpretive profession, Legacy is looking for professional writing that provides more than information. Writers for Legacy should make every attempt to forge emotional and intellectual connections between the interests of their readers and the inherent meanings in the resources being described. In other words, Legacy articles should be interpretive, not just informative. Check your story before submittal to see if it:

  • Relates to the theme of the issue
  • Has a specific theme within the article (what is the main idea that you want to convey)
  • Serves a purpose by provoking further thought or action
  • Engages the reader by being relevant to their life experience
  • Is appropriate for the audience (those who have interest in or visit interpretive sites)

Email Legacy to submit a query.

Upcoming Themes

2024

March/April 2024 and May/June 2024: Women and Femmes in Interpretation
A guest-edited issue featuring all woman- and/or femme-identified contributors, including our guest editor Dr. Christina Cid, timed to release in Women’s History Month (March).
Submit queries by December 10, 2023 
Full manuscripts due January 10, 2024

July/August 2024: Interpreting for the First Time
A guest-edited issue featuring all first-time Legacy contributors, including our guest editor, designed to amplify the voices of emerging interpreters.
Submit queries by April 10, 2024
Full manuscripts due May 10, 2024

September/October 2024: Interpreting Environmental Justice
Open to all contributors, this issue marks the one-year anniversary of NAI’s first Environmental Justice Conference and the anniversary of the first National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit in 1991.
Submit queries by June 10, 2024
Full manuscripts due July 10, 2024

November/December 2024: Navigating Changing Tides
Open to all contributors, this issue aligns with the theme for the NAI 2024 National Conference and looks toward innovation in the year ahead.
Submit queries by August 10, 2024
Full manuscripts due September 10, 2024

January/February 2025: Interpreting in Color
A guest-edited issue featuring all BIPOC-identified contributors, including our guest editor, timed to release alongside Black History Month (February).
Submit queries by October 10, 2024
Full manuscripts due November 10, 2024

2025

March/April 2025: Interpreting Wonder
Open to contributors of all identities, this wonder-themed issue facilitates new ideas as we turn from spring into summer.
Submit queries by December 10, 2024
Full manuscripts due January 10, 2025

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