The Gay & Lesbian Review submission guidelines and market information

The Gay & Lesbian Review



The Gay & Lesbian Review Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

E-mail your submission or proposal with a cover letter to

Phone: (617)421-0082

Editor: Richard Schneider Jr., editor-in-chief

Submitting Your Work to The Gay & Lesbian Review

Before submitting to The Gay & Lesbian Review

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 The Gay & Lesbian Review by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to The Gay & Lesbian Review 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 The Gay & Lesbian Review guidelines:

READERSHIP. The magazine is targeted to “literate non-specialists,” i.e. well-educated readers who span a wide range of professions and interests. A high level of intellectual sophistication can be assumed; however, specialized jargon or highly academic language should be avoided. Lively, thought-provoking, and readable are some watchwords for articles that we publish.

GENRES. The G&LR publishes nonfiction and poetry—but not short fiction, personal memoirs, or journals.

  • Feature Articles. Full-length essays, most organized around an issue “theme,” make up around 60% of each issue. (Word range of 2,000 to 4,000, with a “golden mean” of 2,500.)
  • Reviews make up most of the balance. The majority are reviews of books, with a few on the arts (film, theater, visual arts, etc.) in each issue. (600 to 1,200 words. A few “Briefs” of 250 words also appear.)
  • Interviews with prominent GLBT artists and activists occasionally run as feature articles. Use Q&A format rather than a journalistic write-up.
  • Artist’s Profile. Recurring column spotlights a prominent or rising artist, writer, choreographer, etc. Usually includes a short interview with a brief introduction to the artist’s work. (1,000 to 1,500 words.)
  • Art Memo. Column allows for a personal reflection on a single work or artist/writer who made a difference in the writer’s life. (1,000 to 1,500 words.)
  • International Spectrum. Column highlights the state of GLBT rights or culture in a city or region outside the U.S. (1,000 to 1,500 words.)
  • Correspondence. Letters to the editor.
  • Guest Opinion. Op-ed pieces take an advocacy position on a current issue. (500 to 1,000 words.)

Submission Guidelines Details for The Gay & Lesbian Review

Market Type: Magazine

Contact: Richard Schneider Jr. (

Accepts: Avant-garde, Free Verse

Web Address:

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Updated March 11, 2021