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If you'd like to submit your work to us, you are also in the right place. However, all of our submissions and contest options remain hidden until the submission/contest window is open.
Here are our submission/contest windows for StoryQuarterly Issue 53 (to be published in 2020).
General fiction submissions: September 28 through November 23, 2019
Nonfiction contest: November 9, 2019 through January 25, 2020
Fiction contest: December 14, 2019 through March 14, 2020
On the first day a submission/contest window is open, the option will appear in the list below.
An overview of our submission/contest guidelines: We are looking for previously unpublished work. Most pieces we publish are under 6,250 words. For fiction submissions and our fiction contest, we welcome short fiction, short shorts, and novel excerpts. (Novel excerpts must be readable as stand-alone pieces.)
General fiction submissions open September 28, 2019 and close November 23, 2019.
We are looking for previously unpublished short fiction, short shorts, and novel excerpts. (Novel excerpts must be readable as stand-alone pieces.) Length: about 6250 words or under. Please double-space submissions. Accepted work will be published in StoryQuarterly 53. (Note: this is separate submission category from our annual Fiction Prize.)
We will be accepting entries for the Fifth Annual StoryQuarterly Nonfiction Prize from November 9, 2019 through January 25, 2020. The winner will receive $1000, and the winner, first runner-up and second runner-up will be published in StoryQuarterly Issue 53.
Limit: up to 6250 words. We are looking for previously unpublished work. Please double-space submissions. We'll announce our judge later this fall, so please check back.
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