Country Queer

Lifting up LGBTQ+ voices in country and Americana.

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Submitting Your Article to CQ

[This page relates to written pieces. If you are interested in pitching your music for coverage in CQ, go here.]

Country Queer accepts unsolicited pieces as well as pitches. You may contact us at with your submission or pitch.

  • We take submissions only from queer-identified writers.
  • Freelancer rate sheet – includes types of submissions and length.
  • Please submit your piece as a Google Doc – send us a link.
  • Please include images if possible. You may find press-approved images in press materials or on the artist’s website. Please include image credits. (Do not use images that were shot expressly for other media outlets!)
  • Please include links to embeds (tracks or videos).
  • Do not use footnotes; use links instead.
  • If we have forwarded you press materials, please make use of them (quotes, images, links, bios).
  • When possible, link to previous CQ interviews and profiles of artists mentioned in your piece.
  • Please include a one-sentence author bio.
  • When mentioning an artist in your piece, please do not link to their website or other online presence (unless the context calls for it), except:
    • When previewing or reviewing a recording, please end the piece with a link to where the recording may be ordered, along with its date of availability (if already released, that date is “now,” as in “available now.”)