Written by Emily Harstone September 19th, 2013

Denver Quarterly: Open to Submissions

The Denver Quarterly just reopened to submissions after being closed since May. The Denver Quarterly is a print journal that is reknowned for publishing some of the best fiction, non fiction, and poetry.

They are a university publication that has been around since 2005. Issues are available on the website and also at various bookstores throughout the United States.

They always publish samples of published work on the main page of the website. You’ll want to get a good idea of what kind of work they are interested in publishing, so that is a good place to start.

The Denver Quarterly accepts under 5% of the work submitted to them for consideration. On average they respond within 3 months, although often they respond sooner than that.

Poetry submissions should be comprised of 3-5 poems; fiction and non-fiction manuscripts should consist of no more than 15 pages.

Enclose each manuscript with a self-addressed stamped envelope for reply, and mail to the editors address at the University of Denver. They do not accept any kind of electronic submissions.

You should also include a short biography and cover letter when submitting. Journals that are not open to electronic submissions generally do not receive as many submissions as journals that accept online submissions, so the competition is less steep.

In conclusion the Denver Quarterly is a great place to submit to because the editors have good taste, and the magazine has an excellent reputation not just in Denver but in the United States literary community. You can visit the website here: http://www.denverquarterly.com


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