There are presently no open calls for submissions
TQ1: 10.15.13 Inaugural Poetry Contest, judged by Ilya Kaminsky. Solicited submissions. Editors' features.
TQ2: 1.15.14 Prose Open Contest, judged by Matt Bell. Open submissions, solicited submissions, editors' features.
TQ3: 4.15.14 Poetry contest, judged by Alicia Ostriker. Open submissions, solicited submissions, editors' features.
TQ4: 7.15.14 Prose contest, judge TBA. Open submissions, solicited submissions, editors' features.
If no categories appear below, that means the reading period is closed.
We read for approximately 6 weeks with the launch of each issue, then close submissions so we can design the forthcoming TQ.
Please note: in order to make it possible to give your work the consideration it deserves, we will take up to 300 open submissions for each issue. Once we reach that volume, we will close the “Open Submissions” category in Submittable until the next round, so be sure to submit early.
Please title your submission with the genre (poetry, prose, hybrid, visual art, etc.) preceding your name and/or the submission title. For example: POETRY Your Name "This is the Title of My Poem"
For text, please send .doc or .rtf formats. No PDFs, please.
For images, we prefer .jpg formats, at 150-300ppi and no larger than 8x10. If we need a larger version, we will ask upon acceptance.
Please include a short bio (50 words or less, 3rd person) in the cover letter form box.
Detailed guidelines for open submission opportunities are below. (If none appear, that means reading periods are currently closed: check back for the next issue.)
Thank you for your interest in Tupelo Quarterly!