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The Carolina Quarterly

Literary Magazine

Fiction

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Poetry

Review

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Publishing established and emergent voices in fiction, poetry, essays, and art since 1948.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    4-6 months*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    242 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    2.44%*
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Pays$50

Find more details in the Genres section

Fee$2.5

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

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary, Experimental

Submission fee: $ 2.5

Payment: $ 50

Fiction: Prose must be typed, double-spaced and be no longer than twenty-five pages. Include your full name, home address and email address on all pages. File names should include the title, or a portion thereof, and the author's last name (ex: carver_smallgood.doc). Novel excerpts are acceptable if self-contained.

Nonfiction

Max pieces: 1

Submission fee: $ 2.5

Payment: $ 50

Essays: Submission must be typed, double-spaced and be no longer than twenty-five pages. Include your full name, home address and email address on all pages. Files should be saved as PDF. Our nonfiction section encompasses personal essays, travel writing, memoirs, and other forms of creative nonfiction.

Poetry

Max pieces: 6

Submission fee: $ 2.5

Payment: $ 50

Poetry: Please group all poems in one file. Poems must be typed, either single- or double-spaced. The submission document must include your full name, home address, and email address.

Review

Submission fee: $ 2.5

Payment: $ 50

No specific limitations

Translation

Submission fee: $ 2.5

Payment: $ 50

No specific limitations

Art

Submission fee: $ 2.5

Payment: $ 50

CQ aims to feature a diverse range of contemporary artists, both established and emerging. We feature national and international work, in all printable mediums. We especially like art that is engaged with issues in the contemporary moment. Each issue typically has one color spread of up to fifteen images, along with one image featured on our cover and an artist's statement.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    The submission document must include your full name, home address, and email address. For prose, please include that information on all pages.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Poems must be typed, either single- or double-spaced. Prose must be typed, double-spaced and be no longer than twenty-five pages.

  • Author's rights

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

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics

91

Total submissions tracked

242 days

Average response time

2.44%

Average acceptance rate

4 days

Fastest response time

566 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 1307 days, 1432 days

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12-month average acceptance rate

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12-month average response time

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About

The Carolina Quarterly publishes a variety of poetry, fiction, essays, reviews, and artwork four times a year and is distributed to readers locally and to individual subscribers, public and university libraries, and bookstores in the United States and worldwide. Back issues are sold throughout the y...

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Founded

1948

Country

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    Ellie Rambo

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