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Qwerty

Literary Magazine

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Qwerty publishes new poetry, fiction, and art, and is staffed by graduate students in UNB's creative writing program.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    6-12 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    ?

PaysCA$15

Find more details in the Genres section

FeeNo

  • 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

    1

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: CA$ 15

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: , , , ,

Payment: CA$ 15

creative non-fiction

Poetry

Max pieces: 6

Payment: CA$ 15

Up to 6 pages. Each piece should begin on a new page

Review

Max pieces: 1

Payment: CA$ 15

Please query us about submitting reviews.

Interview

Max pieces: 1

Payment: CA$ 15

Please query us about submitting interviews.

Art

Max pieces: 5

Payment: CA$ 15

Photography

Max pieces: 5

Payment: CA$ 15

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    In your cover letter, please include your name and full contact information, and also indicate whether your submission has been simultaneously submitted elsewhere.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Prose: Your submission must be double-spaced, in 12-point font and with 1-inch margins on all the pages. Poetry: You may submit up to 6 pages of poetry, single-spaced, but please include all the pages in a single document with 1-inch margins on all sides.

  • Author's rights

    Authors retain full copyright for works published in Qwerty.

  • Additional info

    We welcome and encourage submissions from Indigenous writers and artists, writers and artists of colour, writers and artists with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ writers and artists, and writers and artists from other intersectional and under-represented communities. If you are comfortable identifying yourself as one or more of the above, please feel free to mention this in your cover letter. Please wait until you have received a reply to your first submission before submitting again, and please submit to only one genre at a time. Qwerty is a graduate student-run magazine at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, and work submitted between April and September may not be read and responded-to immediately.

Tracker statistics

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Total submissions tracked

160 days

Average response time

1.56%

Average acceptance rate

108 days

Fastest response time

366 days

Slowest response time

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About

Our number one criterion, above all else, is mastery of craft. Though Qwerty has primarily published literary fiction and fine art, we have no qualms with publishing genre fiction that subverts convention, experimental work that inverts tradition in pursuit of innovative storytelling, or images that...

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Founded

1996

Country

CA

www.qwertyunb.com

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    Editor Shauna Deathe avatar

    Shauna Deathe

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Jamie Evan Kitts avatar

    Jamie Evan Kitts

    Managing Editor

    Editor Britt MacKenzie-Dale avatar

    Britt MacKenzie-Dale

    Prose Editor

    Editor Evan Jurmain​ avatar

    Evan Jurmain​

    Art Editor