We generally publish fiction that is 5,000 words or fewer. We may, from time to time, solicit longer works, but pieces submitted through our manager should follow this length requirement. We also publish flash fiction that is 1,000 words or fewer.
Please submit your previously unpublished work as a .doc, .docx, rtf, or PDF file, and include a brief cover note in the cover note field.
We are happy to accept simultaneous submissions, but please withdraw your work via submittable immediately if it is accepted elsewhere.
Quarterly West acquires First North American Serial Rights for the work we publish. All rights revert back to the author upon publication. If your work is later republished, we request you note its initial publication in Quarterly West.
We ask that former contributors wait at least one year after publication before submitting new work to Quarterly West.