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A literary journal, published by the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte. The Qu editorial staff is comprised of current students. We publish fiction, poetry, essays and script excerpts of outstanding quality.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    3-6 months*
    Editor reported data
    67 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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Pays$50-$100 per piece

Find more details in the Genres section


Find more details in the Genres section

  • 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

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors


  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 8000 words max

Max words: 8000

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 2.5

Payment: $ 100 per piece

We accept short stories and novel excerpts.

Nonfiction - 8000 words max

Max words: 8000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Submission fee: $ 2.5

Payment: $ 100 per piece


Max pieces: 3

Submission fee: $ 2.5

Payment: $ 50 per piece


Submission fee: $ 2

Payment: $ 50 per piece

No specific limitations


Submission fee: $ 2.5

Payment: $ 100 per piece

Excerpts or full pieces written for stage or screen. 4000 words max

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

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

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

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

  • Author's rights

    Qu requires First Rights to publication (electronic and print). All rights revert back to authors upon publication. We, however, post online a number of the works we publish and they remain available on the archive section of the website after print publication, and so require Non-Exclusive Electronic Rights. Not all published pieces are posted online.

  • Additional info

    Pays*! $100 per prose piece, $50 per poem or visual art. Copies. Contributors also receive a copy. *Unfortunately, we cannot pay for contributors who are US citizens living abroad or non-US citizens at this time. Payment for publication in this case will be five copies of magazine.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

67 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

46 days

Fastest response time

105 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 903 days, 3017 days

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Qu is produced, printed and sold in Charlotte, NC. If you’d like to purchase a copy of the latest issue of Qu, please visit our friends Park Road Books. The magazine is also available in store, if you’re local to Charlotte. Support local! Please visit our “Submit” page to find out how you can submi...

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    Editor  avatar


    Editor Gisele Firmino avatar

    Gisele Firmino

    Managing Editor

    Editor Fred Leebron avatar

    Fred Leebron

    Advisory Editor

    Editor Alex Kuzio avatar

    Alex Kuzio

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Brenda Walker avatar

    Brenda Walker

    Nonfiction Editor

    Editor Benjamin Faro avatar

    Benjamin Faro

    Poetry Editor

    Editor Pamela Pompey avatar

    Pamela Pompey

    Stage & Screen Editor