Gray's Sporting Journal

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Gray's Sporting Journal
The November/December 2006 cover of Gray's Sporting Journal.
Editor-in-chiefRuss Lumpkin
Staff writersTerry Wieland, Miles Nolte, Chris Camuto and Brooke Chilvers
CategoriesOutdoor Sporting Literature
Frequency7 issues per year
PublisherJohn D. Lunn
Total circulation
Year founded 1975 (1975-month)
CompanyMorris Communications
Based inAugusta, Georgia

Gray's Sporting Journal is a magazine dedicated to the pursuit of outdoor recreation, with an emphasis on hunting and fishing. It is a consciously literary publication, using a "blind reader" to select articles, poems, and stories for publication. The blind reader receives only the text of the submitted work, not the name of the author, thus theoretically preventing publication of works based on fame only.

History and profile[edit]

Gray's Sporting Journal was established in 1975.[1][2] The magazine is published seven times a year.[2][3] The headquarters is in Augusta, Georgia.[2][3] It employs perfect binding and always features a work of outdoor art on its cover. Gray's includes poetry, lengthy works of fiction, fine art, and photo journals in the same issue. The magazine is part of MCC Magazines, LLC, a subsidiary of Morris Communications,[4] which also owns publications such as American Angler, Fly Tyer, and Saltwater Fly Fishing. The company acquired Gray's Sporting Journal in 1989.[1]

In July 2017 Russ Lumpkin became the editor-in-chief of Gray's Sporting Journal.[4] Known for its photography as well as its fiction, it has published the work of such writers as E. Annie Proulx, Rick Bass, Pete Fromm, Ron Carlson, and C.B. Bernard.

Regular features[edit]

"Shooting," with Terry Wieland, features a different aspect of the shooting sports in each issue.

"Gray's Best," a feature published yearly, selects the best outdoor equipment across the range of sports Gray's covers.


  1. ^ a b "Morris Communications Corporation - Company Profile, Information". Reference for Business. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Robert Lee Brewer (5 August 2012). 2013 Writer's Market. Writer's Digest Books. p. 703. ISBN 1-59963-639-5. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b George H. Ingram, Jr.; Robert R. Smith; Robert F. Marler, Jr. (August 1998). Fishing the Delaware Valley. Temple University Press. p. 221. ISBN 978-1-56639-665-3. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  4. ^ a b Erin Block (3 July 2014). "Key Editorial Changes at Morris Sporting Group". MidCurrent. Retrieved 28 November 2015.

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