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Transgender Tapestry is a magazine for and about crossdressers, transgendered, transsexual, intersexed, and other gender-variant persons, and those who support them.
Our Readers

Write for a general audience. Our readers include closeted and out people: crossdressers, transsexuals, transgenderists, intersexed persons, gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, heterosexuals, therapists, physicians, ministers, spouses and significant others, family members, and friends.

Our readers span all ages, races, nationalities, religions, spiritualities, beliefs and opinions, and educational backgrounds.

Your piece may be targeted for one group, but it should speak to the larger readership.

What to Send Us

We want original material. We rarely accept simultaneous or previous published submissions.

We're interested in ideas which have been previously under-explored.

We accept submissions on gender issues of general interest, including:

  • new (for some people) types of diversity;
  • little-known information about transgender history;
  • under-utilized resources and populations;
  • personal struggles;
  • social or medical issues;
  • humor with an underlying message...and satire.

We want writing that challenges categories, presumptions, and accepted thought.

How to Submit

We're modern folks. The best way to send materials is via e-mail.
We get it immediately and we don't have to retype it. Besides, it's cool.

Please send your submissions to Denise Leclair, Editor:

Attach a file, using MIME encoding. These formats are acceptable for text files:
Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, Rich Text Files (RTF), and Text. It's okay to send text in the body of an e-mail.

Graphic images should be in TIFF, EPS, or JPG format. For optimal quality, big pictures should be scanned at 300 dpi if possible.

Unless they're self-extracting, please don't send zipped files without clearing it with us beforehand.

No e-mail? Send a PC-compatible or MAC floppy or CD
Tapestry Editor, PO Box 540229, Waltham MA 02454-0229

It may be necessary to send large images on a zip disk or a CD-R.
Please contact us and we will instruct you on how to proceed.

We hate typing in text, but we understand some people can't afford or don't like computers,
so believe it or not, we accept articles on paper.

Please include a brief biography and photo (if possible) with your submission.


Please follow these timelines.

  • WINTER ISSUE 113: Final draft due to editor by September 20, 2007

  • SPRING ISSUE 114: Final draft due to editor by Decemer 13, 2007

  • SUMMER ISSUE 115: Final draft due to editor by March 13, 2008

  • FALL ISSUE 116: Final draft due to editor by June 13, 2008

  • WINTER ISSUE 117: Final draft due to editor by September 13, 2008

  • SPRING ISSUE 118: Final draft due to editor by December 13, 2008

Things We Shouldn't Have to Say

DO send us stuff.

Deadlines are firm. Contact us before submitting. Talk with us before writing, if possible.
Let us know what you want to do and when you can deliver it. Send us a rough draft if you have one.

Be reliable. Make your word stick.

Be concise. Don't ramble, and don't try to tackle too much in one article.

Don't be heartbroken if we don't use your submission.

A rejection often has more to do with the theme or the space available
in the magazine than the quality of the writing.

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