About the Magazine

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


magazine@globe.com, or write to:

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 magazine@globe.com and include the word “Query” in the subject line, or by mail to Veronica Chao, editor, The Boston Globe Magazine, PO Box 55819, Boston, MA 02205-5819.

2017 The Boston Globe Magazine Special Issues

January 1 Globe Photos of the Year

January 8 Best of the New

January 15 Weddings

February 12 EXPANDED MAG: Your Home 1(Makeovers)and Valentine's Gifts

February 26 Summer Camp guide

March 5 Arts

March 19 Spring Travel

April 2 EXPANDED MAG: Your Home 2 (gardens/patios)and more lifestyle features

April 16 Top Spots to Live

April 30 Most Stylish Bostonians

May 7 Summer Travel

May 14 EXPANDED MAG: Game Changers business theme

June 4 Weekend Fun Guide

June 11 Boston Nostalgia

June 18 EXPANDED MAG: Your Home 3 (summer living) and more lifestyle features

July 30 Design Refreshers

September 10 EXPANDED MAG: Your Home 5 (making room) and fall fashion

September 17 Fall Travel

October 1 Education

October 22 Your Home 6 (kitchens & baths)

October 29 Women & Power

November 12 Winter Travel

November 19 EXPANDED MAG: Top Places to Work

November 26 Holiday Style

December 10 Health & Wellness

December 17 Bostonians of the Year

NO ISSUE: July 2, September 3, December 24



Veronica Chao



Michael Fitzgerald



Greg Klee



Stacey Myers


John Burgess



Neil Swidey



Ryan Huddle



Helen Morissette Editorial Office: 617-929-2595


Mary Philbin Kelly 617-929-2146 mary.kelly@globe.com