Written by Ella Peary September 23rd, 2021

Kitchen Table Quarterly: Now Seeking Submissions

Kitchen Table Quarterly is a new online journal dedicated to exploring the personal and collective stories that create the history of each human. “Adolescent blunders, dental records, the archaic origins of long-held or long-lost traditions—we want to know all of it.” They want to explore the intersections and interactions of the cultural and personal, geographical and political histories that mold us and make us. They want “work that spills secrets and wipes the dust off old memories.”

Kitchen Table Quarterly will be published four times a year online. They plan to publish autumn, winter, and spring editions, as well as a “best of” summer issue. Submitting authors can expect a response within one to three months.

Right Now through August 7th, Kitchen Table Quarterly is seeking submissions. They’re looking for writing from both emerging and established authors. Poets may submit up to five poems, totaling 12 pages or fewer. Authors of creative nonfiction may submit one essay, 4,000 words or fewer. They do not accept excerpts from longer works, and they do not accept fiction or writing in translation. They ask that authors send only one submission per reading period.

Although Kitchen Table Quarterly doesn’t pay authors, they plan to nominate authors published in their journal for The Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.

Kitchen Table Quarterly accepts submissions online, not via email or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work; however, they do accept work that’s been published on personal blogs and social media. They just ask that authors remove these posts before submitting. They also accept writing previously published in literary journals that are now defunct.

Kitchen Table Quarterly only accepts submissions that adhere to the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you’d like to learn more or submit to Kitchen Table Quarterly, please visit their website here.

Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.



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