Quarterly West is
thrilled to announce our new 2017
This year, we’re trying something new. We’ve
decided to do away with genre classifications. That’s for you to decide.
The winning writer will receive $500, publication, and 20
Send us poetry, short-fiction, non-fiction, or
any combination or hybridization therein.
Please keep your submission to 18-44 pp. No restrictions as to subject matter or form
apply, although we urge you to look at our About Us statement for the type of
writing that we favor. Please make sure your name does not appear anywhere in the manuscript.
All judging is blind and is therefore open to all entrants, excluding those who have been on staff for Quarterly West within the last two years. Quarterly West reserves the right to not choose a winner for any given year.
The submission fee is $25. The deadline is June 1,
The judge for this year’s contest is Garrard
Garrard Conley is the author of the memoir, Boy Erased, out from Riverhead (Penguin) May 2016. His work can be
found in TIME, VICE, CNN, Buzzfeed
Books, Virginia Quarterly Review, and others. He has received
scholarships from the Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and Elizabeth Kostova Foundation
Writers' Conferences and has facilitated craft classes for Catapult, Grub
Street, Sackett Street Writers Workshop, and the Fine Arts Works Center in