Frequenty Asked Questions

How did SRQ Magazine get its name?

The “SRQ” in SRQ magazine originates from the designated call letters for the local Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. “SR” was the original abbreviation for the airport before the growth in total number of airports required the use of a three-letter code. Letters like “X” and “Q” were used as filler, thus the original “SR” was revised to “SRQ,” much as the Los Angeles airport became “LAX.” As a regional publication committed to the residents of and visitors to both Sarasota and Manatee counties, SRQ captures the place that we call home.

What content can I get when I sign up for SRQ DAILY for free?

SRQ | The Magazine offers enormous insight into our community, but the most informed in our community follow our constant coverage of Sarasota and Bradenton in the online SRQ DAILY. The electronic newspaper is a must-read, arriving in thousands of opt-in email boxes every morning. Check our special Monday Business Edition for coverage of commerce, our Friday Weekend Edition focusing on the arts and the much-talked-about Saturday Perspectives Edition, featuring a diverse range of opinions from the region's top pundits and newsmakers. Sign up above and check out our other digital publications.

How do I submit a story idea?

We enjoy hearing from readers on stories we may want to consider for our publications. Please send your idea to Editor in Chief Lisl Liang at Our lead time for SRQ Magazine is 3-4 months. Our lead time for LUX LIFE magazine and SRQ ACCESS is 4-6 months. Lead time for SRQ DAILY is one week.