Written by Ella Peary

Querencia: Now Seeking Submissions

Querencia is a small independent publisher of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and hybrid writing. They aim to showcase writing that has been overlooked by other publishers, especially writing that has been ignored for speaking too loudly. “We want to create a safe space for writers and artists to share their stories,” the editors say. They publish both emerging and established authors.

Querencia is always seeking full-length manuscripts and chapbooks for publication. They also periodically accept submissions for their print anthologies. Previous anthologies have contained work from around 60 contributors, and have been sold on Amazon. Right now through August 15, they’re seeking submissions for their Fall 2022 edition.

Poets may submit up to five poems for the upcoming anthology. Authors of fiction, nonfiction (including memoir), and hybrid writing may submit up to three pieces, 2,000 words or fewer each.

Authors may also submit full-length manuscripts and chapbooks to Querencia. They’re looking for chapbooks in any genre with at least 20 pieces or at least 1,500 words. Submissions over 45 pieces or over 30,000 words will be considered as full-length manuscripts. There is no word limit for full-length manuscripts.

Querencia accepts previously published writing, as long as the rights remain with the author. They also allow authors to keep the rights to writing published by Querencia.

Querencia does not charge a fee for submissions. They do not pay for anthology publications, but they do offer a competitive royalty contract for manuscripts. Because they have not been actively publishing for over a year, their manuscript publishing imprint does not qualify for a review from Authors Publish, according to our guiding principles.

Querencia accepts submissions via email, not online or by post. They do accept simultaneous submissions.

Querencia only accepts submissions that follow the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Querencia, 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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