Quail Bell Magazine accepts submissions in art, writing, and multimedia concerning all that is imaginary, nostalgic, and otherworldly. This includes creative, journalistic, and (semi-)scholarly work. We accept simultaneous submissions and previously published work. We can pay you in serious fairy punk cred if we select your stuff, but, alas, offer no monetary compensation.
All submissions will first be considered for our website. Accepted work will then be considered for our quarterly print magazine. You will be contacted on a separate occasion if your work has been chosen for our print issue.
Updated November 4, 2012
In order to have your work considered for Quail Bell, please abide by our guidelines:
Direct all submissions with a subject line that includes your name and medium in all caps (e.g., BOB SMITH: LITERATURE or SALLY BROWN: PHOTOGRAPHY) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit text as a .Doc or .RTF. Submit visuals as .JPGs at 300 DPI. Submit audio as .mp3 attachments. Submit video as direct links to Vimeo. For other media not specified here, please contact us with a proposal.
All text files (e.g., short stories, poems, articles, etc.) must contain your name, the title, and the word count within the body of the document.
Again, for text: We apologize in advance to all of our British friends, but please use American spelling. Make a line break, not an indent, to indicate the start of a new paragraph. Put only one space after a period. Use AP style for non-fiction and MLA style for fiction. Use whatever the heck you want for poetry.
Include a brief cover letter and bio (100 words or fewer) in the body of the email. Do not send your résumé. We encourage you to include alink to your blog or website if you have one. No Facebook profiles, please.
Want us to consider your writing for an upcoming anthology?
We might choose your work for a [print] book! But first you have to make sure your work's placed in the right pile. Please abide by the aforementioned submission guidelines, changing the email subject to "BOOK SUBMISSION," and pay a $5 reading fee (below.) Your submission will also be considered for the website and print 'zine.
Due the volume of submissions we receive, we can only notify writers and artists whose work we have accepted. PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL US REGARDING THE STATUS OF YOUR SUBMISSION. If you would like to help us generally improve and speed up our submissions process, please consider making a donation. Thank you! -The QB Crew