Dallas Denny

Editor-in-Chief and Publisher

We are looking for submissions, subscribers, and advertisers for Chrysalis Quarterly, a magazine which explores issues of gender identity and expression in depth. Chrysalis Quarterly endeavors to serve the transgender community in all its diversity, and especially those segments of the community which have been neglected or overlooked. We focus on issues which have been ignored or only lightly touched by other publications, typically devoting each issue to the exploration of a single theme. We shy away from no subject.

Chrysalis Quarterly is committed to a healthy positive model of gender identity and expression. We strive to improve relationships between transgendered and transsexual people and service providers, advocate for the betterment of medical and psychological treatment for those who seek it, increase the awareness of transsexual and other transgendered people, and build a sense of community. Our articles are of  interest to transgendered and transsexual people, helping professionals, and all people with a sense of justice and intellectual integrity.

What We're Looking For

We’re looking for:

  • Columns
  • Reviews
  • Articles
  • Interviews
  • Papers on theory or research
  • Audio: Your original music, podcasts, presentations 
  • Editorials
  • Original cartoons and art
  • Poetry
  • Photo essays
  • Letters
  • Video: Your films, VLogs, video podcasts


Even if you don’t fancy yourself a writer or poet, send us your material. We’ll work with you to get your submission into shape. If you do fancy yourself a writer or poet, well, hey, what are you waiting for?

We prefer material which hasn’t previously been published. We ask our authors to wait three months after publication (not submission!) before web-publishing or  submitting their work elsewhere.

If your submission has been published or if you’ve submitted it elsewhere or are planning to self-publish, please let us know; if we feel your material is relevant, we may use it even if it has been previously published.

The content of Chrysalis Quarterly is copyrighted and remains the property of the individual authors.  Articles may be reprinted with the permission of the authors. Copyright reverts to the author after 90 days.

Feel free to query us before submitting your work, but you may of course submit material at any time.

We’re anxious to hear from you!



Format for Submissions

We prefer your submission in electronic format, but you can send us material by U.S. mail. Please double-space your material using an easily readable font like Times New Roman and include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for our reply. Our address is at the bottom of this page.

When attaching files, please use your e-mail program. Send to 



Along with your submission, please include a message that lets us know what you’re sending.


    • Give your files names that tell us what they are– “Jennifer Malone, Fighting Discrimination in Cleveland” or “Malone, Cleveland Article, Image 1, Cityscape.” Include your name as part of the file name. As you might imagine, “My Submission for Chrysalis” won’t mean much to us.
    • If you’re sending text files, be sure to place your name and contact information at the top of the first page.


Format your text in Rich Text Format .RTF or as Word .DOC files. Please avoid Word’s advanced features like tables, as they won’t reproduce in WordPress.


    • Please use a common image format like .JPG, .BMP, .PNG, .TIFF, or .TGA. Don’t send .PDFs.
    • Images should have a density of at least 300 pixels per inch. We realize this isn’t always possible, but the closer to 300 ppi the better.
    • Color images should be 16-bit direct color (color depth of 24 bits per pixel, 16 million colors), if possible.
    • Monochrome images should be 8-bits (256 colors).
    • For general information about formatting images for print, please view this University of Georgia document:
UGA: Digital Art Requirements for Submission




    • Use a common audio format like .MP3, .MP4, .WAV, or FLAC. We can convert most other formats, but please save us the time and labor.
    • Send format video as .AVI, .MPEG, .MOV, or .FLV. We’re not so up on video formatting, so we may ask your help to get your file into usable form.
    • Because video files are so large, please notify us before sending. See File Size, below.


    • If your work includes tables, please don’t reduce their size before sending. We can size them for your article.
    • Chances are we won’t have the program you used to create tables, so please save them as graphic files before sending.


    • Limit file size to 10 MB if possible. If you are sending many images, for instance for a photo essay, please break them into several e-mails.
    • An alternative is to use a document-sharing website like Large Document. Don’t forget to send us the URLS of your files so we can locate and download them.
    • If you wish, you can send us large files via U.S. mail on CD or DVD or on a flash drive. We will be happy to mail your flash drive back to you.

Our Address

Chrysalis Quarterly

P.O. Box 256

Pine Lake, GA 30072-0256

Query Send Submission Via E-mail