Painted Bride Quarterly

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Major Jackson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Ada Limon, Ruth Stone, Nick Flynn
Online, Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Greater than 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Approximately 50
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
2,500 to 5,000

Editorial Focus

Painted Bride Quarterly’s editorial staff is triangulated out of Philadelphia, NYC, and Abu Dhabi, with a community-based process for work. PBQ publishes poems, stories, & non-fiction that represent the individual, with a preference for the clever, irreverent, & urbane. Its 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
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Last updated: Feb 02, 2023