MacQueen’s Quinterly

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Cynthia Anderson, Roberta Beary, Roy J. Beckemeyer, Guy Biederman, John Brantingham, Cherie Hunter Day, Robert L. Dean, Jr., Kika Dorsey, Claire Everett, Scott Ferry, Linda Nemec Foster, Kyle Hemmings, Kendall Johnson, Elizabeth Kerlikowske, Kat Lehmann, Bob Lucky, Lorette C. Luzajic, Kathleen McGookey, Robbi Nester, Meg Pokrass, Alexis Rhone Fancher, Gary S. Rosin, Jane Salmons, Robert Scotellaro, Daryl Scroggins, Charles D. Tarlton, Susan Tekulve, Rich Youmans, Jonathan Yungkans
Reading Periods: 
Mar 20 to Mar 26
Jul 7 to Jul 16
Nov 7 to Nov 16
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
No payment
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
2,500 to 5,000

Editorial Focus

MacQueen’s Quinterly (also known as MacQ) is a smorgasbord of memorable works of art and literature, in multiple genres and short-forms: prose poetry; flash and microfiction; essays and creative nonfiction; photographs, drawings, and fine art; poetry, both free verse and structured; and hybrids (including cheribun, haibun, haiga, taiga, photo-poems & more). MacQ primarily publishes works that are no longer than a thousand words each (a limit they stretch to 5,000 words for critical essays, interviews, and reviews).

Tips From the Editor

We look for works that knock our socks off, that is, prize-worthy material. Regardless of the genre, we cherish a unique voice, fresh language, and the sly use of literary devices such as metaphor and irony. We hope to be side-swiped, poked in the ribs, and otherwise smitten by an arresting idea, a compelling narrative, an exquisite lyric, or a moving account, all of which thread the perfect line between the personal and the universal. 

Contact Information

Clare MacQueen, Founding Editor
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Last updated: Feb 05, 2024