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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 December 1, 2019

Nonfiction contest: November 9, 2019 through March 28, 2020

Fiction contest: December 14, 2019 through March 28, 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An overview of our submission/contest guidelines: We are looking for previously unpublished work.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.) 

StoryQuarterly is committed to publishing great work by established and emerging writers. However, we are a small organization operating on a shoestring budget and we are very grateful for any donations. (We have set this up in $5 increments due to Submittable restrictions.)  

We will be accepting entries for the Fifth Annual StoryQuarterly Nonfiction Prize from November 9, 2019 through March 28, 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 We are looking for previously unpublished work.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. 

Our judge is T Kira Madden. She is the author of Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, The Sun, Grub Street Diet, New York Magazine, Buzzfeed, and Medium,  and she has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Hedgebrook,  Tin House, DISQUIET, Summer Literary Seminars, and Yaddo. She is the  founding editor of No Tokens journal.


We will be accepting entries for the Eighth Annual StoryQuarterly Fiction Prize from December 14, 2019 through March 28, 2020. The winner will receive $1000, and the winner, first runner-up and second runner-up will be published in StoryQuarterly Issue 53. 

This contest will be judged by Garth Greenwell. He is the author of the novel What Belongs to You, which won the British Book Award for Debut of the Year, was longlisted for the National Book Award, and was a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, A Public Space, and VICE, as well as StoryQuarterly 49. His short story collection, Cleanness, was published in January 2020. 

Limit: Up to 6250 words. We are looking for previously unpublished work. Please double-space submissions. 

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.

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

Issue 50 features new work by Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams, Stephen Dixon, Matthew Lansburgh, Alix Ohlin, Wendy C. Ortiz, and many more, as well as the winners of the 2016 StoryQuarterly Fiction Prize, judged by Alexander Chee, and the 2016 StoryQuarterly Nonfiction Prize, judged by Meghan Daum.
Released in February 2016, Issue 49 features new work by Brian Blanchfield, Jenny Boully, Stephen Dixon, Garth Greenwell, Kelle Groom, Dickson Lam, Bonnie Nadzam, and the winners of the 2015 StoryQuarterly Fiction Prize, judged by Mat Johnson, and the 2015 StoryQuarterly Nonfiction Prize, judged by Leslie Jamison. 
StoryQuarterly 48 features new work by Edward Carey, Kim Chinquee, Bernard Cooper, Denise Duhamel and Julie Marie Wade, James Allen Hall, Noy Holland, Chinelo Okparanta, Kathleen Ossip, Peter Trachtenberg, and the winners of the 2014 StoryQuarterly Fiction Prize and the 2014 StoryQuarterly Essay Prize, judged by Elizabeth McCracken and Maggie Nelson, respectively.
StoryQuarterly 46/47 features new work by Karen E. Bender, Mark Doty, Ru Freeman, Deborah A. Lott, Elizabeth McCracken, Daniel Mueller, Janet Peery, Helen Klein Ross, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, an interview with Colm Tóibín, and the winners of the 2012 and 2013 StoryQuarterly Fiction Prize, judged by Amy Hempel and Jess Walter, respectively.
StoryQuarterly 45 features new work by Richard Burgin, Lydia Davis, T.R. Hummer, James Robison, David Vann, and Josh Weil. It also includes work by Jill Birdsall, Michael Blumenthal, Rae Bryant, Sarah Gauch, William Reese Hamilton, James Tate Hill, Jeffrey Ihlenfeldt, John Kinsella, Virginia Konchan, Samantha Levy, Karen Malley, James Marcus, T.C. McCarthy, Ryan Meany, Idra Novey, Gary Percesepe, Chaz Reetz-Laiolo, Larry Rothe, Tyler Sage, Rachel Siviski, Blythe Winslow, and Josie Sigler: the winner of the 2011 StoryQuarterly Fiction Prize, judged by Karen Russell.
StoryQuarterly 44 features new work by Moira Chrone, Denise Gess, Paul Lisicky, Kirk Nesset, and Gerald Stern. It also includes work by Remy Braun, Jerome Charyn, Kelly Cherry, Frank Dineen, Mathew Goldberg, Tiffany Hawk, John Oliver Hodges, Jane Hoppen, Kyle Lang, Bill Lawrence, William Lutz, James Marcus, Staci Stokes Morgan, Eileen Mullane, Bonnie Nadzam, David Naimon, Nicole Pearce, Adam Peterson, Bethany R. Reece, Kendra Langford Shaw, Vic Sizemore, Laura L. Sullivan, Frank Tavares, Eliza Victoria, Jesse Waters, and Marc Watkins. 
StoryQuarterly 43 features new work by Julianna Baggot, Madison Smartt Bell, Patricia Brieschke, Richard Burgin, W.S. Di Piero, Paul Lisicky, Alexander Lumans, Adam Mansbach, and Lucia Nevai. It also includes work by Cezarija Abartis, Ranjan Adiga, Martin Cloutier, Eugene Cross, Robert Friedman, Seth Fried, E.H. Hahn, Karen Hueler, Michelle Hoover, Trevor J. Houser, Jackie Thomas-Kennedy, Josh Lambert, Peter Levine, Mary McCluskey, Adam McOmber, Martin Pousson, and Evan Rosko.

As an alternative to our regular print edition, we are excited to offer our current issue, StoryQuarterly 52, in a downloadable digital format (PDF). 

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.

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.

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