The submission period for issue 39 (Spring 2019) is now closed. We are now accepting general submissions for issue 40 (Fall 2019)!

We welcome and encourage submissions from Indigenous writers and artists, writers and artists of colour, writers and artists with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ writers and artists, and writers and artists from other intersectional and under-represented communities. If you are comfortable identifying yourself as one or more of the above, please feel free to mention this in your cover letter.

What to send:

Our number one criteria, above all else, is mastery of craft. Though Qwerty has primarily published literary fiction and fine art, we have no qualms with publishing genre fiction that subverts convention, experimental work that inverts tradition in pursuit of innovative storytelling, or images that play on the senses in unusual ways.

So go ahead: send us your stories that tap into the lower depths of the public consciousness. And also send us your poems and photos about the zombie apocalypse. So long as it’s exemplary, we’d be delighted to feature your work in future issues of Qwerty.

Authors retain full copyright for works published in Qwerty.

Fiction/Creative Non-Fiction: previously unpublished fiction and creative non-fiction up to 5,000 words in length. Your submission must be double-spaced, in 12-point font. Please send only one story at a time.

Poetry: previously unpublished poetry in any style. You may submit up to 6 pages of poetry, single-spaced. Each poem should begin on a new page, and all poems should be in a single file.

Artwork and Photography: We accept up to 5 high-quality, unpublished prints per submission. Black and white submissions are preferable, but colour prints may be considered for the cover or for inclusion in black and white within the magazine.

Reviews and Interviews: Please query us (qwertymagazine@gmail.com) about submitting reviews and interviews.

What happens next:

Qwerty is staffed entirely by volunteers, and response time usually varies between 6-12 months. Please wait 12 months before contacting us about the status of your submission. If you need to withdraw a submission or part of a submission, please withdraw or add a note indicating so through your Submittable account. Please wait until you have received a reply to your first submission before submitting again.

Contributors whose work is selected for publication are rewarded with a small honorarium (CDN $10) and a complimentary copy of the issue in which their work appears.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact qwertymagazine@gmail.com.

We accept previously unpublished poetry in any style. You may submit up to 6 pages of poetry, single-spaced, but please include all the pages in a single document with 1-inch margins on all sides.

In the cover letter, please include your name and full contact information, and also indicate whether your submission has been simultaneously submitted elsewhere. After sending us your work, please wait at least six months before submitting again.

We accept up to five high-quality, previously unpublished black & white prints per submission. You may also submit colour prints for cover consideration. Alternatively, colour prints may be considered for inclusion within the magazine, but please be aware that they will be printed in black-and-white.

In the cover letter, please include your name and full contact information, and also indicate whether your submission is for cover consideration and if it has been simultaneously submitted elsewhere. After sending us your work, please wait at least six months before submitting again.

We accept previously unpublished fiction and creative non-fiction up to 5,000 words in length. Your submission must be double-spaced, in 12-point font and with 1-inch margins on all the pages.

In the cover letter, please include your name and full contact information, and also indicate whether your submission has been simultaneously submitted elsewhere. After sending us your work, please wait at least six months before submitting again.
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