Submission Guidelines

When to send:

The submission period for issue 36 is open from November 1st, 2016, to March 1st, 2017.

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Fiction/Creative Non-Fiction: previously unpublished fiction and creative non-fiction up to 5,000 words in length.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Poetry: previously unpublished poetry in any style.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Artwork and Photography: We accept up to five high-quality, unpublished prints per submission.

Reviews: Please query us about submitting reviews.

Submit online:

We are pleased to accept submissions through Submittable. Qwerty no longer accepts mailed or emailed submissions.

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 of 10$ (as of Issue 35 only).

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

Twitter: @Qwerty_Magazine


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