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Kitchen Table Quarterly

Literary Magazine





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We are a journal preoccupied with history— cultural, political, geographical, personal— and how each interacts with the other to mold our experience. Adolescent blunders, dental records, the archaic origins of long-held or long-lost traditions— we want to know all of it.


  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1-3 months*
    Editor reported data
    41 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Nonfiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

While we accept all forms of creative nonfiction, we typically prefer essays.


Max pieces: 5

10 pages max


Max pieces: 5


Max pieces: 5

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Please include a brief cover letter, as well as a short (75 words or fewer) third-person biography and links to any social media/websites you may have, when sending your submission.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Prose: Please be sure to note the word count in your cover letter and in the title of your submission. double-spaced .doc or .docx attachment in a standard font Poetry: Please be sure to note the number of poems you are submitting in your cover letter and in the title of your submission. single .pdf, .doc or .docx attachment in a standard font

  • Author's rights

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Additional info

    We also ask that previous contributors wait a full year from publication before submitting again.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

41 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

28 days

Fastest response time

54 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 390 days, 501 days

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Each body holds the histories of the bodies that came before it: mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and on and on and on. We are made of our hometowns, our elementary schools, our health scares, our religions, our ex-partners. We are made of the wars our nations fought in and the ones that d...

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    Editor Hannah Matzecki avatar

    Hannah Matzecki


    Editor Brent Stewart avatar

    Brent Stewart

    Art Editor

    Editor Kasey Butcher Santana avatar

    Kasey Butcher Santana

    Nonfiction Editor

    Editor Quinn Broussard avatar

    Quinn Broussard

    Nonfiction Editor