The submission period for issue 37 will open in the New Year.

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 Magazine.

Fiction/Creative Non-Fiction: previously unpublished fiction and creative non-fiction up to 5,000 words in length.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Poetry: previously unpublished poetry in any style.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Artwork and Photography: We accept up to five high-quality, unpublished prints per submission.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: Please query us about submitting reviews.

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 (10$).

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

We accept up to five high-quality, previously unpublished black & white prints per submission.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.