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The Boston Globe Magazine is published weekly inside The Boston Sunday Globe.


The Boston Globe Magazine

PO Box 55819

Boston, MA 02205-5819

Letters for publication should include the writer's name, address, and daytime phone number. Short letters are preferred, and all are subject to editing for length and clarity.


The best places for new writers to start with the magazine are the Perspective column, an opinionated 800-word essay on a timely local news topic, and Connections, a 650-word first-person essay on relationships of any kind (romantic as well as those between friends, siblings, and parents and children). The following are not open to freelance submissions: Your Week Ahead, On the Block, Cooking, Miss Conduct, Dinner With Cupid.

Freelance writers are required to sign the Globe’s freelance license agreement. We pay within 30 days of publication and cover reasonable expenses, which must be approved by an editor beforehand. Fees vary depending on the story length and the column for which the piece will be used. Stories are assigned weeks or months in advance of publication. Writers must check their stories for accuracy before submitting. All stories will be rigorously fact-checked by the magazine staff, and writers of feature-length pieces are required to submit fact-checking materials, from notes to referenced articles to tapes.

Please send queries by e-mail to and include the word “Query” in the subject line, or by mail to Susanne Althoff, editor, The Boston Globe Magazine, PO Box 55819, Boston, MA 02205-5819.

2015 The Boston Globe Magazine Special Issues

January 11 Best of the New

January 18 Weddings

February 8 EXPANDED MAG: Travel, Your Home, Food, Valentine Gift Guide

March 1 Families plus Summer Camps

March 8 Learning & Earning

March 22 Spring Travel

March 29 Arts

April 12 EXPANDED MAG: Top Spots to Live, Your Home, Food, Fashion

April 19 Boston Staycations

May 10 Game Changers

May 17 Summer Travel

June 7 EXPANDED MAG: Your Home, Weekend Fun Guide, Food

June 28 Boomers

July 12 Your Home

July 26 Green

August 30 Your Home

September 13 Fall Travel

September 20 Fall Style

October 4 Education: K-12

October 18 Your Home

October 25 Women & Power

November 1 Charitable Giving

November 8 Winter Travel

November 15 Top Places to Work

November 22 Holiday Style (includes gift guide and entertaining)

December 6 Health & Wellness

December 20 Globe Photos of the Year

December 27 Bostonian of the Year



Susanne Althoff



Anne V. Nelson, Senior Assistant Editor


Veronica Chao


Francis Storrs



Greg Klee



Barbara Pattison



Stacey Myers


John Burgess



Scott Helman


Neil Swidey



Ryan Huddle

Nicole O’Toole



Alexa McMahon



Helen Morissette Editorial Office: 617-929-2595


Candice A. Geers 617-929-8597

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