When to Submit:
We are currently open for general fiction and nonfiction submissions for Issue 55 (anticipated publication fall 2023): 

General Nonfiction Submissions: Friday, November 18, 2022 – Sunday, May 21, 2023

General Fiction Submissions: Friday, November 18, 2022 – Sunday, April 2, 2023

Tenth Annual Fiction Contest: Saturday, March 19, 2023 – Sunday, June 4, 2023

While we have tried to leave room for the unexpected, please note that these submission windows may be subject to revision. We’ll post any changes we may make to our schedule, so please check back as these dates approach.

Purchasing Older Issues: 

If you are looking for an older issue of StoryQuarterly (published prior to 2015), we do have a limited inventory of issues 33-46/47 available, priced at $10-15. Please contact us at storyquarterlyeditors@gmail.com to place an order. 

General fiction submissions open November 18, 2022 and close April 2, 2023. We are looking for previously unpublished short fiction, short-shorts, and novel excerpts. (Novel excerpts must be readable as stand-alone pieces.) Length: ~6,250 words or under. Please double-space submissions. Accepted work will be published in StoryQuarterly 55, with an anticipated fall 2023 release. (Note: this is separate submission category from our annual fiction prize.)

General creative nonfiction submissions open November 18, 2022 and close May 21, 2023. We are looking for previously unpublished work of about 6,250 words or under. We are open to excerpts of longer works, but they must be readable as stand-alone pieces. Please double-space submissions. Accepted work will be published in StoryQuarterly 55, with an anticipated fall 2023 release. 

Issue 53 was published online at storyquarterly.org in spring 2021 and is now also available in a print edition. This issue features new work by Nina de Gramont, Chaney Kwak, Chris Stuck, Miah Jeffra, and many more. It also includes the winners of the eighth annual Fiction Prize, judged by Garth Greenwell, and the fifth annual Nonfiction Prize, judged by T Kira Madden.

Issue 52 features new work by Matthea Harvey, Lisa Olstein, S. Kirk Walsh, Bruce Holbert, Pam Diamond, and many more. The issue also includes the winners of the seventh annual Fiction Prize, judged by Nafissa Thompson-Spires, and the fourth annual Nonfiction Prize, judged by Brian Blanchfield.

As an alternative to our regular print edition, which came out in 2019, StoryQuarterly 52 is also available in a downloadable digital format (PDF). 

Issue 52 features work by Matthea Harvey, Lisa Olstein, S. Kirk Walsh, Bruce Holbert, Pam Diamond, and many more. The issue also includes the winners of the seventh annual Fiction Prize, judged by Nafissa Thompson-Spires, and the fourth annual Nonfiction Prize, judged by Brian Blanchfield.

To purchase the digital edition of Issue 52, please fill out the form on the following page and complete the purchase. Then wait a few seconds, and Submittable will redirect you to our file download site. Once you get there, click the link to download the digital edition to your computer or mobile device.

Issue 51 features work by Henry H. Roth, Michael Martone, Rajat Singh, Terese Svoboda, and many more. 


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