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|VOICES: The Journal of New York Folklore debuted December 2000. It merged our previous periodicals, New York Folklore and the New York Folklore Newsletter and continues the numbering of our former journal, so that the first issue was Volume 26, Fall/Winter 2000. You can see view back issues of Voices here.|
|New York FolklorePublished 1975–1999|
Past issues of the Journal are available for purchase. You can check out the Tables of Contents for past issues of our scholarly folklore journal devoted primarily to New York States folklore and folk arts and aimed at both a professional and general readership.
Special issues have included
||New York Folklore QuarterlyPublished 1946–1974|
Past issues of the Folklore Quarterly are still available individually and as part of sets in the online gallery. You can check out the Tables of Contents for past issues of the Quarterly. The
founding of the New York Folklore Society’s
New York Folklore Quarterly in 1945 acknowledged
the multitude of folklore materials
and the many talented writers in the
field of folklore. Benjamin Botkin, former
head of the Archive of Folk Culture at the
Library of Congress and a New York Folklore
Society founder, encouraged the publication
of folklore for a popular audience, as
did founders Louis Jones and Harold
||New York Folklore Newsletter|
The 20-page Newsletter published quarterly through 1999 contained information and services to the field of folklore with special feature articles. You can find excerpts from our past newsletters here. You can also find excerpts of the Voices section of previous newsletters here. This special section, the eight-page center of the newsletter, presented folklore in the words and images of its creators and practitioners.
Send Your Story
Did you know that Voices publishes
creative writing, including creative
fiction (such as short stories), creative
nonfiction (such as memoirs
and life/work stories), and poetry?
We also publish artistic and ethnographic
photography and artwork, in
addition to research-based articles on
New York State folk arts and artists.
If you are one of New York’s many
traditional artists or working in a traditional
boat building, traditional healing,
instrument making, firefighting,
and nursing, to name a few—please
consider sharing your life or work
story with the readers of Voices: The
Journal of New York Folklore. Check
out our new column heading First
Person, which spotlights folk artists
and folk arts workers, giving creative
people space in each issue to share
their life stories in their own words.
First Person allows people to share
the reasons they have spent a lifetime
supporting or recreating New York’s
diverse traditions, passing them
down through generations—whether
it’s gardening, carving, roots music,
village dancing, egg decorating,
weaving, quilting, fiddling, traditional
singing, basketry, ethnic foodways,
traditional calligraphy, or home altar
building. Email the
acquisitions editor of Voices, at
Check our submission guidelines for authors.
Send your letter to the editor here