Submissions

What StoryQuarterly Is Looking For:
We are interested in literary fiction, including short stories, short shorts, and novel excerpts up to 6,250 words in length, and creative nonfiction. We select work on the basis of style, craft, freshness, and vision.

How To Submit:
All work must be submitted electronically through Submittable.

Simultaneous Submissions:
We welcome simultaneous submissions but ask contributors to notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Reporting Time:
Reporting time is usually four to six months. Given occasional backlogs, potentially successful contributors may experience additional delays. Our print edition appears in January of each year.

Payment:
We normally pay $50 for contributors to our print edition. We offer a standard contract for first North American serial rights.

Contest Entries:
We begin accepting entries for our Annual Fiction Contest in June of each year, with the contest closing in October. We begin accepting entries for our Annual Nonfiction Contest in March of each year, with the contest closing in August.