The New Orleans Advocate will publish Carnival ball stories submitted by official Carnival krewes in the New Orleans metropolitan area.

To be considered for publication, stories and photographs must be submitted electronically no later than two weeks before the ball.

Stories should include the full names of the queen and maids, the names of their parents if applicable, a description of the ball and any pertinent scene-setting details.

Stories should be emailed to neworleanscarnival@the advocate.com.

Only photographs of the queen and maids, in color, will be considered. Photographs should be at least 5 by 7 inches with a resolution of 300 dpi at the 5-by-7-inch size. Photographs must be emailed to neworleanscarnival@theadvocate.com.

All stories are subject to editing. Ball stories will be published on the day after the ball, in most cases.

For additional information, email neworleanscarnival@theadvocate.com or call Victor Andrews, (504) 722-2944.