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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.

2014 The Boston Globe Magazine Special Issues

January 5 Weddings

January 19 Best of the New

February 2 Your Home 1: Makeovers

February 16 Boston Staycations

March 2 Families plus Summer Camps

March 9 Careers and Continuing Education

March 23 Spring Travel

April 6 Green

April 13 Your Home 2: Gardens

April 27 Arts

May 11 Top Spots to Live/Real Estate

May 18 Summer Travel

June 1 Your Home 3: Family-Friendly

June 8 Dining Out special section

June 15 Weekend Fun Guide

June 29 Boomers

July 20 Your Home 4: Cape & Islands

August 3 Food

August 17 Dining Out special section

September 7 Your Home 5: Kitchens & Baths

September 14 Fall Travel

October 5 Education: K-12

October 12 Medical

October 19 Your Home 6: Right-Sized

October 26 Women & Power

November 9 Winter Travel

November 23 Holiday Style (includes gift guide and entertaining)

December 7 Diversity

December 14 Globe Photos of the Year

December 21 Bostonian of the Year

NOTE: No issues will be published on July 6, August 31, and December 28, 2014.



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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