Symphony submission guidelines and market information




Symphony Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Queries may be mailed to the address below or emailed to Robert Sandla, editor-in-chief,, or Jennifer Melick, managing editor,

League of American Orchestras
33 West 60th Street, Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10023

Editor: Robert Sandla, editor-in-chief

Submitting Your Work to Symphony

Before submitting to Symphony

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or confirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work.

To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Symphony by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to Symphony or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the Symphony guidelines:

  • Article ideas must directly address the concerns and interests of the orchestra field. Consider whether there is a specific orchestral connection in your story before pitching an idea to us.
  • Topics of interest include classical music trends, orchestra repertoire, new American orchestral music, business models, concert programming, diversity, technology, emerging artists, pops programs, public advocacy, nonprofit and board governance, and classical-music festivals.
  • Writers: Symphony accepts articles from freelance writers. Send queries with writing samples or a summary of published work that relates to Symphony subject matter. Symphony requires first publication; we purchase first-time print and internet rights. Payments to writers are made upon manuscript acceptance. We rarely accept unsolicited manuscripts without substantial editing. We prefer written queries presenting ideas that we can shape with the writer to match our readers’ interests.

Submission Guidelines Details for Symphony

Market Type: Magazine

Contact: Robert Sandla, editor-in-chief

Accepts: Book Excerpts, Essays, Inspirational, Interviews, Opinion, Personal Experience, Photo Features, Profiles

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Updated December 3, 2020