Thank you for your interest in TriQuarterly.
Please note that generally TQ will not accept submissions between May and mid-October. The TQ Submittable will be closed during that time. If any manuscripts slip through, they will be deleted. You will be able to log in to update your account and check submission status at anytime.
However, interviews, craft essays, and other features are refreshed weekly throughout the year and we read those submissions year-round. If you would like to submit an interview with an author or a craft essay, please submit through TQ Submittable.
From November 1, 2016 to May 1, 2017, TQ welcomes submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, short drama, video essays, and hybrid work from established as well as emerging writers. We also welcome short-short prose pieces. We ask that poets submit no more than six poems between per cycle, and that prose authors limit their total submission to fewer than 5,000 words. We are especially interested in work that embraces the world and continues, however subtly, the ongoing global conversation about culture and society that TriQuarterly pursued from its beginning in 1964. TriQuarterly pays honoraria for creative work and publishes two issues a year.
Please submit via TQ Submittable. We do not accept mailed or emailed submissions. We do not publish creative work by current Northwestern MA/MFA students or those who have graduated from our program within the past five years, or by program faculty. We do not accept previously published work. We will accept multiple prose submissions per author. Please limit formats to .doc, .docx, .rtf, and PDF. We suggest keeping your font to 12-point Times New Roman and double-spacing all prose submissions. Poets, please submit your work in one document.
We accept simultaneous submissions. You can withdraw your submission at any time using Submittable.