Submission Guidelines:

Writers’ Guidelines

Gygax Magazine will consider articles related to gaming that either expound on rules, offer alternate game play, or create expansion material. We accept material related to role-playing games, board games, wargaming, and miniatures. We will not consider unsolicited short stories or poetry.

Writers are paid on a per-word basis; contact us beforehand to determine your rate.

Cover page to include:

The writer’s name, phone number, email, word count, brief synopsis of article’s contents, and a list of previous publications.

Each page should include a running header that includes the writer’s name, phone number, and email.

Body of the article:

Articles should be no longer than 12,000 words and no shorter than 1,000.

An article submitted to Gygax magazine should not be submitted to any other publication simultaneously. We do not accept articles previously published elsewhere.

Please ensure that the attached document is titled in the following format: Article title, Author’s Name, Submission Date.  Ex: Lost Art of GMing – Mary Lindholm – 06.14.2015.

Unsolicited articles should be submitted to article submissions.


Artists’ Guidelines

Gygax magazine does not accept unsolicited art for publication. All illustrative art for publication is assigned individually on an as-needed basis.

We are, however, very interested in discovering and using new talent. If you have a website or online portfolio of work that features professional quality fantasy, science fiction, or other gaming-themed art, we want to see it. Gygax magazine is dedicated to featuring hand-drawn or painted art only (no digital work – we’re old school that way), so please send us links to appropriate work at

Illustrators’ rates are based on size and complexity of artwork, and will be stated in your contract before you are commissioned.


We’re always looking for single-panel comics, so if you think you’ve got something satirical, shrewd, or side-splitting to say, send us your single panel ideas in sketch form to Please send sketched cartoon proposals only. Don’t go killing yourself executing finished comic panels before you know if you saved versus publication.

Comics are purchased on a case-by-case basis.