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Genres Published: 
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Margaret Atwood, Bryan Washington, Jhumpa Lahiri, Garth Greenwell, Lydia Davis, Elizabeth McCracken, Melissa Febos, Alyssa Songsiridej, Claire Vaye Watkins, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Derek Palacio, Jung Hae Chae, Joyce Carol Oates
Online, Print
Reading Periods: 
Nov 1 to May 21
Jan 1 to Apr 2
Mar 19 to Jun 4
Temporarily closed to submissions
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

Founded in 1975, StoryQuarterly has been publishing emerging and established writers for over thirty years.

Tips From the Editor

Please check our website for details on our submissions windows. We also encourage submitters to study the magazine to get a sense of what we publish. SQ fiction is selected on the basis of originality, art, and meaningfulness. Good storytelling and a sense of humor are especially appealing. We like to see a strong narrative design from beginning to end. Most of the work we publish is by newer writers, and we are very alert to the promise of a writer’s growth and of future works that may be discerned in submissions we see. All work must be submitted electronically through the submissions portal.

Contact Information

Rutgers University-Camden
311 North Fifth Street
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Last updated: Mar 25, 2024