Quarterly West submission guidelines and market information

Quarterly West



Quarterly West Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Submissions are accepted via Submittable only. See submission guidelines for details. 

Submitting Your Work to Quarterly West

Before submitting to Quarterly West

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or confirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work.

To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Quarterly West by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to Quarterly West or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the Quarterly West guidelines:

QW is looking for writing that is: Exciting. Challenging. Risky. Unpredictable. And Different.

We could say what different means, but then we might receive a slew of submissions that are all different in the same way. Different will be victim to form—to the “fragment sentence,” “non-linear plot,” and “hybrid genre.” Different will be beholden to space, time, story, and moment. This does not seem the way to open the door for Different.

We think Different doesn’t open a door, actually. Different doesn’t know doors or windows. Different stomps in. Maybe it seeps in. Sometimes, and in our favorite works, different is always already there and it strikes flint and blazes. This is what we look for.

Send us your work. Seep in. Stomp in. Strike us. Set the familiar voice on fire. 

Submission Guidelines Details for Quarterly West

Market Type: Magazine

Contact: Amy Sailer, editor

Accepts: Avant-garde, Free Verse

Web Address: www.quarterlywest.com

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Updated October 8, 2020