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. Information about our current submissions status (open/closed) is also posted on our Submittable page.
We welcome simultaneous submissions but ask contributors to notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
Reporting time is usually four to six months. Given occasional backlogs, potentially successful contributors may experience additional delays.
We normally pay $50 for contributors to our print edition. We offer a standard contract for first North American serial rights.
We run annual fiction and nonfiction contests. The winner, first runner-up and second runner-up of each contest are published in the issue, and the winner receives a prize of $1000.
When to Submit:
Our submissions windows for Issue 52 (to be published in 2019) are as follows:
General submissions: November 1-December 15, 2018
Nonfiction contest: November 9, 2018-January 12, 2019
Fiction contest: December 17, 2018-February 17, 2019