Quarterly West is currently closed for submissions.
Quarterly West accepts submissions via Submittable only. We are happy to accept simultaneous submissions, though if your work is accepted elsewhere, we request that you withdraw your manuscripts promptly through submittable (do not email us to withdraw work).
A note about the submissions fee: as with many endeavors within the literary arts, Quarterly West hopes to move toward a more economically sustainable model. We have implemented a modest reading fee ($2.00) for Poetry and Fiction submissions to help cover the costs of operation.
Unfortunately, we are unable to return any print manuscripts sent for online publication. Any manuscripts that are sent to us, even with a SASE, will be recycled.
Fiction/Flash Fiction Guidelines
New Media/Visual Guidelines
Please do not submit more than one entry per genre at a time.
No previously published work will be considered.
Quarterly West acquires First North American Serial Rights for the work we publish. All rights revert back to the author upon publication. If your work is later republished, we request you note its initial publication in Quarterly West.
We ask that former contributors wait at least one year after publication before submitting new work to Quarterly West.