Queen's Alumni Review: About Us
If you would like to be notified when a new issue of the Review has been posted online, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to make your request.
Please note that the online issue of the Review will be updated more often than just with every printed issue, so keep coming back for more news and spotlights!
For the past 85 years, the Review has published the writings of some of Canada’s best and most accomplished writers. Our Snap Judgments photo contest and our Well Versed poetry competition have attracted wide attention and have drawn entries from around the world.
We welcome Keeping in Touch notes -- job news, births, deaths, marriages, news of recent honours and publications, and just about any other announcements that you think that your classmates, former professors, and friends would be interested in reading.
We also publish photos of new additions to your family (don't be shy, mom or dad . . . get in the picture with your newborn), wedding photos, retirement party photos, etc.
As has always been the case, there's no charge for the Keeping in Touch notes or photos we publish.
Please be advised that all notes are subject to editing for style, content, and length.
You can e-mail email@example.com with notes, photos, or questions.
Yes. We pay upon publication. Rates vary, please contact the editor for details.
The magazine is published four times each year-in February, May, August, and November-and is mailed to about 121,000 readers worldwide. Alumni make up about 90 percent of the total circulation. The balance includes faculty, staff, and other friends of the University. Review readers are bright, curious, and critical, and their ranks include experts on just about every subject you can think of. However, articles are written for the intelligent layperson.
PDF files of recent issues of the magazine are available through the "Back Issues" pages of our on-line magazine. For hard copies, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each story in the magazine must have a connection to Queen's University, whether explicit or indirect. That said, our scope is wide.
In our features section, we deal with timely topics of broad interest to the Queen's community. We also profile alumni who've gone on to interesting adventures or to remarkable achievements.
We report on books by Queen's authors - alumni and faculty alik -- though we gebnerally do not review books.
We print news of research and other campus developments, and we also chronicle major events on campus.
In each issue, we publish a first-person essay or column by an alumnus, faculty member, or staff person.
Our Keeping in Touch section includes Special Note articles on interesting alumni.
Our feature articles generally range between 1,000 and 3,500 words. Our columns are 650-700 words, as are our Alumni Spotlights. Special Notes range between 200-500 words.
The best way to reach us is by e-mail. Send query letters to email@example.com. Otherwise you can write a snail mail letter to: Editor, Queen's Alumni Review, Department of Marketing and Communications, Office of Advancement, Queen's University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6.
We consider all queries, but the best ones are both brief and specific. Include salient details of your proposed subject and explain why the story is ideal for the Review. Give us your sense of the story's overall length and flow. Pieces submitted on spec should be no longer than 700 words.
If you have not written for the Review before, please tell us a little about yourself: describe your previous freelance experience and enclose a copy of your resume along with three to five published clips. We look for writers who not only demonstrate professionalism and rigorous reporting skills but also write with style and flair.
The editors work with writers to set deadlines, determine the word count, and hammer out central themes. While features may take a month, or several, to write, department stories are usually due three or four weeks after they're assigned.
We ask our writers to fact-check their articles before turning them in. Once an article is submitted, we edit it and may ask the writer to make revisions, answer content questions, or even to do additional research - before a final draft is approved.
The Review pays upon publication. About 10 business days before press date, writers submit an invoice, which should include contact information, a social insurance number, and specifics of the article assignment (Issue number, word count, deadline, etc.)