Quail Bell Magazine is a place for real and unreal stories. We accept submissions in art, writing, and multimedia, including creative, journalistic, and (semi-)scholarly work. We accept simultaneous submissions andpreviously published work. If your work is accepted, please note that we work quickly and your work will, in many cases, be posted to the website almost immediately. We will not remove your work from the website for any reason.
All submissions will first be considered for our website. Accepted work will then be considered for our 'zine and possibly reprinted on one of our sister sites: Ravishly, Les Femmes Folles, and Luna Luna.
We can pay you in serious fairy punk cred if we select your stuff, but, alas, offer no monetary compensation. You retain the all rights to your work and may republish it elsewhere. If you do republish the piece, please include a courtesy credit, such as "This piece first appeared on QuailBellMagazine.com."
By submitting your work for our review you agree to all conditions mentioned on this page.
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 art files must be titled.
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 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.