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Painted Bride Quarterly

Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
2,500 to 5,000
Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 

Major Jackson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Ada Limon, Ruth Stone, Nick Flynn, and the great previously unpublished

Web, Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 - Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Approximately 50
No payment

Editorial Focus

Painted Bride Quarterly is one of the country’s longest running literary magazines, established in Philadelphia in 1973. As a community-based, independent, non-profit literary magazine published quarterly online and annually in print, PBQ’s main agenda is to
maintain a venue for the highest quality literature that best
represents the individual voice. We publish emerging and established authors in the context of their peers from across the country and around the world. PBQ’s volunteer editorial tables and the ever-changing student staff makes its published voice unique.

Tips From the Editor

Painted Bride Quarterly accepts up to 5 poems, fiction up to 5000 words, and essays and reviews up to 3000 words, in any genre or school (occasional exceptions are made.)

Check the website for upcoming themed issues.

Contact Information

Kathy Volk Miller
Painted Bride Quarterly
3141 Chestnut Street
Drexel University Department of English
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Last updated: April 14, 2014

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