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Major Jackson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Ada Limon, Ruth Stone, Nick Flynn, and the great previously unpublished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

Editorial Focus

Painted Bride Quarterly’s editorial staff is triangulated out of Philadelphia, NYC, & Abu Dhabi, with a community-based process for work. PBQ pioneered the bridge between print & online, publishing all work in online quarterly issues & on print annuals. PBQ publishes poems, stories, & non-fiction that represent the individual, with a preference for the clever, irreverent, & urbane. Our authors, both emerging & established, are published in alternating themed & unthemed issues. Founded in 1973 at the Painted Bride Arts Center in Philadelphia, PBQ is currently housed at Drexel University.

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: November 13, 2015

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