SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

WE HAVE MOVED TO DUOSUMA. NO EMAILED SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Submissions are open December 21, 2020 - February 28, 2021, 11:59 PM CST

MAJOR CHANGES BROUGHT ABOUT BY DUOSUMA:

Cover letters are now optional (though we do want trigger warnings if your work warrants it), and bios are taken at the time of submission (100 word max). We are also working with a sumission cap of 50: there is a progress bar on the Duosuma page. Send up to five pieces -- feel free to mix and match genres!

NEW SUBMISSION PERIODS, EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 22, 2020

Beginning this fall, we will start accepting submissions at the beginning of each season, and they will remain open for ten weeks.

FOR PREVIOUS CONTRIBUTORS:

We love you and your work, so we'll accept your stuff during any open submission period. However, if accepted, you may not be published until at least one issue has passed since your last publication with us.

WE DON'T WANT YOUR PROBLEMATIC/HATEFUL GARBAGE.

CP Quarterly will not tolerate any works that contain any form of hate speech or sexual violence. This includes but is not limited to homophobic, transphobic, racist, sexist, incestuous, ableist, audist and/or xenophobic material. If you send us that shit, you will NEVER be published with us. We mean it. It will not be tolerated. Period. Seriously. Don't send it to us.

If it is realized that you engage with any of this ideology outside of this publication, we reserve the right to remove your work.

WE ACCEPT SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS AND PUBLISHED WORKS.

We accept simultaneous submissions and previously published work as long as it has only been published by ONE other magazine/journal and you have permission from that publisher.

ANY COMBINATION OF GENRES IS ALLOWED.

You may submit up to five pieces, mixing genres or not. For example, you may send five works of fiction or three poems/an essay/a short story. Just be sure not to go over five!

WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT'S WHAT.

Please, make sure the beginnings of separate works are clear by italicizing, underlining or emboldening the titles. You may also put each work on a separate page.

We do not recommend putting the title in all caps unless you want it published in all caps.

 

POETRY

One page, single spaced is the limit. Typography is allowed, of course, but keep in mind we need to be able to read it... unless that's the point? Hmmm... Anyway, we like things that move us, nothing particular beyond that.

FORMAL ESSAYS

Your essay should be in a legible font and size. Keep the word count to 1,500 or less. Put your word count on the first page.

SHORT FICTION

Legible font and size. Double-spaced is preferred but not mandatory. The word count shouldn't go over 700. Put your word count at the top of the first page. We like stories that leave us pondering for days.

PHOTOGRAPHY + VISUAL ART

Any medium or style goes! You can send just the photo, or you can put it in a document and add a caption as well.

 

QUICK CHECK YOUR SUBMISSION BEFORE SENDING!

ARE YOU USING DUOSUMA?

Did you miss the link? No worries, here it is!

HAVE YOU ADDED ONLY FIVE WORKS?

Go ahead and count them!

ARE YOU SENDING EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO?

You can only submit once, so make sure everything is there!

IS IT CLEAR WHERE EACH WORK STARTS/ENDS?

Try putting your titles in bold print so we know what's what!

 
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