Literary magazine StoryQuarterly has decided to do something new – general nonfiction and fiction reading periods versus running multiple contests. This year on July 31, they will begin accepting nonfiction submissions via Submittable. This submission period will run through Sunday, October 17.
They seek personal essays, narrative nonfiction, memoir, flash nonfiction, lyric essays, and other forms of creative nonfiction, preferably under 6,250 words.
Then, they will open up a reading period for fiction only from October 16 through December 19. If you would like to enter their Fiction Contest, that will open August 28 and run through November 7.
While waiting for these submissions opportunities to open up, don’t forget to read Issue 53 featuring work by Sophie Braxton, Nina de Gramont, Viet Dinh, Anthony Tognazzini, Kathleen Heil, Beatrice Baltuck Garrard, Jim Flanagan, Asher Dark, Chaney Kwak, Michelle Gurule, Cassie Mannes Murray, Rachel Toliver, Chris Stuck, Noel Alumit, James Magruder, Miah Jeffra, Rachel Howard, Kathy Anderson, J.E. Sills, and Amelia Martens.