Contributors are paid a small fee for their work, which does not necessarily correspond to the magnitude of their contribution. Contributors retain full copyright of their works, while agreeing to license distribution and resale rights to the publishers for the life of the publishing organizations. Contributors are encouraged to make their works available for open public distribution and reasonable use by others through the Creative Commons attribution, non-commercial, share-alike license.

Acceptance of solicited and unsolicited submissions for publication is entirely at the discretion of the editorial staff. Works of creative, artistic or scholarly merit may be declined for publication for editorial reasons including, but not limited to, length, tone, or "fit" with other journal contents. Currently, GLIMPSE's rate of publication for unsolicited submissions is approximately 25%. Approximately 25% of unsolicited submissions are declined, and 50% are kept on file for possible future publication in issues which may have a better thematic fit with the work than the issue for which it was submitted.


Time commitment: approximately 15 hours

GLIMPSE accepts submissions ranging from 500 to 2,500 words. Longer submissions will not be accepted.

Since GLIMPSE is an interdisciplinary publication, contributors must be interested in writing for a diverse audience. Our review committee is comprised of scholars and professionals from diverse fields, and contributors' submissions will usually be reviewed by people from disciplines differing from their own. This ensures that the content remains accessible to a broad audience, and that contributors who are specialists in their fields can benefit from "outsiders'" perspectives on, and appreciation of, their work. Contributors should avoid the use of discipline-specific jargon, and take the time to explain discipline-specific concepts.

By being published in GLIMPSE, you agree to become a member of our review committee, and will occasionally be asked to review submissions by other authors from a variety of fields.

Submission guidelines for authors: Send an email to submissions (at) glimpsejournal (dot com) with "Writing Submission for [issue theme]" in the subject line, and include the following information in the body of the email message:

  • GLIMPSE issue theme for which you are submitting your work
  • Author's last name and first name
  • Author's bio (optional, and limited to 150 words)
  • Title of submission
  • Keywords (up to 5) that describe the subject/s of your submission
  • How your submission relates to the issue theme (up to 100 words)
  • 500-2500 word submission text (please download the GLIMPSE article template and use this to draft your submission. Save as a Microsoft Word document [.doc not .docx format] and attach it to your email.)
  • References must be in endnote format, with citations in Chicago format.
  • For submissions with images, charts, illustrations to complement text, please indicate the placement of the visual elements within the body of the text with figure numbers (e.g. "[insert figure1.jpg about here]") and attach no more than 5 image files of no more than 2mb each. All images must have source and permissions information (e.g. "Image courtesy of Library of Congress"). Images with third-party copyright restrictions cannot be used.

Thank you for your submission! We will respond within 6 weeks.



Visual Essays

Works must be a minimum of 300 ppi, and a maximum of 10 x 14" in print size. Works can be accepted in EPS, SVG, TIFF formats. Initial submissions should be emailed at 72 ppi, and of a file size no greater than 6MB. Upon selection for inclusion in a GLIMPSE publication, visual artists will need to submit higher resolution images for publication to be coordinated with the issue's graphic designer.

Submission guidelines for visual artists: Send an email to submission (at) with "Visual Submission for [issue theme]" in the subject line, and include the following information in the body of the email message:

  • GLIMPSE issue theme for which you are submitting your work
  • your last name and first name
  • your bio (optional, and limited to 150 words)
  • the title of submission
  • keywords (up to 5) that describe the subject/s of your submission
  • how your submission relates to the issue theme (up to 100 words)
  • attach your visual submission to the email in EPS, SVG, TIFF, or PDF format; and limit to 6MB
  • email us if you have questions about file formats or limitations.

Thank you for your submission! we will respond within 6 weeks


Staff Interns

Time commitment: 100-300 hours

We believe in the talent and vision of Generation Y. In exchange for your earnest effort, promptness, and excellence in communication, we will give you the opportunity to shine fully in your chosen area.

GLIMPSE is currently seeking conscientious, self-directed marketing interns that can commit to meeting in person as a team for 2-4 hours on Saturday mornings in Boston (or via Skype, if necessary), and to working independently for 6-18 hours per week. Internships are available for 10, 15, and 20 hours per week. We can endorse your work for college or graduate credit. Our objective is to create opportunities that benefit our interns and the journal equally.

Email editor (at) glimpsejournal (dot com) a cover letter indicating your experience and interest in marketing, the number of hours you are interested in working, and samples of your work to editor -at-

Internships start 3 times a year:

  • January (application deadline: January 7)
  • June (application deadline: May 1)
  • September (Application Deadline August 1)


Guest Editors

Time commitment: approximately 80 hours

See an upcoming issue theme that resonates with you? We invite energetic scholars and professionals from all fields to participate in GLIMPSE as guest editors of an issue.


Guest Design Leads

Time commitment: approximately 80 hours

We invite graphic designers to submit portfolios and design concepts for our thematic issues. We have a basic grid and style conventions which you will adhere to, while contributing your unique design concepts and style. We welcome creatives, with a commitment to seeing projects through to completion. GLIMPSE is focused on vision, and we want our readers to experience beautiful, thoughtful, and at times provocative design.












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