The Mayflower Quarterly Magazine

The Mayflower Quarterly, our venerable publication, is getting ready to change. 

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The Mayflower Quarterly is becoming a member magazine. The new Quarterly will be a 16‐page, full‐color magazine available online and in‐print, and will continue to be published four times a year – Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. As a benefit of membership, active GSMD members will receive a mailed copy, and as well, an electronic version will be available under the Members‐Only section of the Society website. 

The Quarterly will contain up‐to‐date news, pictures and articles on activities and events surrounding GSMD and our Member Societies throughout the US and Canada. Submissions must be approved by a Member Society and be submitted by the Society Secretary or Governor in order to be considered.

Beginning in May, 2016, a new General Society of Mayflower Descendants publication will appear titled The Mayflower Journal and will contain international articles about Pilgrim history, genealogy, literature, and arts in Colonial New England. The Journal is available through subscription. 

Click here to read more about the Journal and how to subscribe. 


Article Submissions for the Mayflower Quarterly Magazine

● All articles submitted should be sent as Microsoft Word documents.

● All photographs submitted should be sent as 300 dpi resolution or higher. Pictures that are taken on mobile devices should be emailed as Actual or Original Size (as opposed to small, medium, or large).

● Please indicate in the subject line of your email that this is a submission for The Mayflower Quarterly.

● If your submission is being sent in multiple emails, please indicate that in the first email.

● Your submission should include your contact information, title and your Member Society.

● If your submission includes photographs, please list all first and last names of those included in each image.

● Submissions will be considered on a ‘first come’ basis as space permits.

To submit to the Quarterly, send your submission by email to both the Editor and Assistant Editor: 
Susan Roser, Assistant Governor General, Editor:
Communications Manager:
by the following deadlines:

      January 15 for the Spring issue
      April 15 for the Summer issue
      July 15 for the Fall issue
      October 15 for the Winter issue

To download a PDF with submission guidelines and deadlines for the Quarterly, click here.

Member and Non-member Subscriptions

The Mayflower Quarterly Magazine is available for Member's only and without subscription. All Members will receive the Magazine in their mailbox four times a year: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Members will also have access to an electronic version under the Members Only section on the website.

Non-members who have subscribed to the Mayflower Quarterly for 2016 will receive the Mayflower Journal in it's place until their current subscription is fulfilled.  For subscription information regarding the Mayflower Journal, click here.
For questions about non-member subscriptions, please contact or call 508.746.3188.

View past Mayflower Quarterly issues and the Mayflower Quarterly Magazine online

To view electronic issues of the Mayflower Quarterly, you must log in to your Members Only account on our website. Sign up for our email newsletter to be notified when the most recent Mayflower Quarterly has been posted.

If you have not set up your Members Only account, use your General Society membership number to create a Members Only account. Only members in good standing of GSMD can create a Members Only account. If you have trouble accessing your Members Only account, contact

Click here to download step-by-step instructions (with pictures) on how to access the Mayflower Quarterly online.

Back Issues

Back issues of the Mayflower Quarterly can be purchased for $6.00 each. To inquire about a back issue, please contact or call 508.746.5058.

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