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The GC Advocate Article Submissions

As you may be aware, the GC Advocate serves as the newspaper for the Graduate Center, CUNY and is run by doctoral students. The new editorial committee of the Advocate would like to extend an enthusiastic invitation to all of the students, faculty, and staff associated with your program to collaborate with our newspaper by submitting articles that are of interest to the CUNY community in general and the Graduate Center specifically. Attached to this email are the editorials and the table of contents for two recent issues, the first to be edited completely by the new committee. Hopefully this will provide a glimpse of what the paper publishes and what the editorial committee is working towards. We have expressed our desire to rekindle the paper as a space for debate in addition to broadening the scope of articles selected for publication. We encourage all students, professors, and employees to contribute. We seek contributors to draft articles on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Investigative Articles covering GC/CUNY issues
  • First person essays on teaching and graduate life
  • Feature articles on the politics, culture, and art of New York City
  • Nontechnical articles on science and technology
  • Provocative or polemical essays on international, national, and local issues
  • Interviews and transcribed discussions or debates
  • Book, film, theater, music, and art reviews

Most freelance authors are paid between 75 USD and 150 USD depending upon length and amount of research required. We also accept photos (accompanying an article), cartoons, and letters to the editor. Articles selected for publication are subject to editorial revision. The Advocate is published in September, October, November, February, March, and April. Copies are distributed during the last week of the month.

You can join the listserv by going to and finding the GC Advocate tab. You can also follow us on Twitter @cunyadvocate where we will provide lighter messages about upcoming articles or they may email us at