Quarter After Eight

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Representative Authors: 
Diane Seuss, Ander Monson, Negesti Kaudo, Dani Putney, Peter Grandbois, Mary Ruefle, Lia Purpura, Peter Ho Davies, Denise Duhamel, Lee Gutkind, Elisa Gabbert, Joy Castro, Paul Crenshaw, Jenny Boully, David Lazar, Kathryn L. Nuernberger, Brenda Miller, Patrick Madden
Online, Print
Reading Period: 
Oct 15 to Apr 15
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
We are very open to considering the work of debut authors, but have not published a debut author in the last two issues.
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

Quarter After Eight is an annual literary journal devoted to the exploration of innovative writing, produced by Ohio University’s creative writing graduate students. The journal celebrates work that directly challenges the conventions of language, style, voice, and ideas. QAE encourages writers from underrepresented groups, including Appalachians, to submit their work. The staff nominates contributors’ work for the Pushcart Prize and Best Small Fictions. Pieces from QAE have been reprinted in anthologies, including the Best American series.

Tips From the Editor

Please submit (via Submittable) only one story or essay, or up to three flash prose pieces, or up to four poems at a time. Multiple submissions will not be considered. We do accept simultaneous submissions. Only previously unpublished work will be considered for inclusion in the journal. We hold the annual Robert J. DeMott Flash Prose Contest each fall, with a $1008.15 prize. Recent judges include Kirstin Valdez Quade, David Haynes, and Dinty W. Moore.

Contact Information

Candace Walsh, QAE Editor
Ellis Hall 111D
45 University Terrace
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Last updated: Jul 05, 2023