Submission guidelines

Laundry is seeking submissions for our ongoing columns as well as our first themed issue. All submissions or inquiries should be emailed to us at

Themed Issues

In regular, themed online issues, beginning in mid- to late 2016, we will publish features, essays, interviews, reviews, criticism, illustrations, photography, fiction and poetry. Please limit submissions to 7000 words. More detailed guidelines on our themed issues coming soon.

Ongoing Columns

This website will feature shorter weekly columns on specific topic areas. Occasionally, we will also accept brief personal essays that do not fit into one of the column topics below. Submissions should be no longer than 1,000 words. Please read some of our previously published columns before submitting your work.



Essays on clothes, jewelry, make-up, accessories, and other objects. Object explores our relationship with things in our wardrobe.


Profiles of individuals who work in the world of fashion, clothing or style or engage with it as artists. These could include (but are not limited to) designers, performance artists, weavers, textiles engineers, or crochet experts.

Real Wardrobes

 Maybe he is your best friend, maybe you saw her on the street -- but there is probably someone whose sartorial style leaves you itching to look inside their closet. Real Wardrobes is a photo-essay featuring stylish people and their wardrobes. If you are a writer or photographer interested in collaborating on a Real Wardrobes piece, please email us for specific guidelines. 

Off the Cuff

Brief musings or personal essays on current events in the fashion and appearance universe.

Critic's Notebook

Reviews of fashion-related art such as museum exhibitions, runway shows, books, movies, and laundry lines.



He had always been a clean drunk, a well-dressed drunk, what people in that time called a pretty man. He might be cross-eyed drunk but his shoes were always shined, always the best-dressed man in jail. His children and wife might go without, but his shirts were always pressed. Some people had backbone to lean on. Daddy had starch...
— Rick Bragg, All Over But the Shoutin'