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Regular Submission Periods:

January 15 – April 15
June 1 – 30
August 1 – November 30

Average turnaround time is six weeks. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please notify us immediately if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Writers are advised to inspect a back copy of the journal (available for $4) or our archives before submitting work.

Guidelines:

Poetry: Submissions, whether of one poem or several, should not exceed a total of eight pages.

Prose: Manuscripts should be double-spaced. We typically run short stories and essays that are a minimum of 1,500 words, an average of 5,000 words, and a maximum of 7,000 words.

We charge a nominal fee of $3 for online submissions. We believe this is roughly comparable to the printing and postage costs associated with sending work by mail. This fee also helps support the publication of MQR.

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Submissions for the print journal via mail, email, or fax cannot be accepted and will not be read.

If you have a pitch for an essay, interview, or book review for MQR Online, please contact our Online Editor, Rachel Farrell, at rachfarr@umich.edu.