Qua Magazine

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Qua Literary and Fine Arts Magazine Submission Guidelines

Qua is the University of Michigan-Flint’s biannual student-run literary and fine arts magazine. Our mission is to provide an open medium for writers and artists of any background to share their work. We assess submissions solely on the merit of the writing itself. For the upcoming issue, we are accepting submissions of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art.
All submissions will be assessed anonymously. Please remove your name from the manuscript itself (if you do not, your submissions will be temporarily rejected and returned to you for editing). Please also exclude your name from the document file name.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
Only send polished work. While typos and grammatical errors will not automatically lead to a rejection, they are duly considered. Show that you take your craft seriously, and editors will also take it seriously.

Our magazine includes a full-color art section, and we are interested in visual art in any medium. Please submit art as a digital photograph, approximately 5×7” at 300 dpi. We will not accept art submissions with a lower resolution. Be sure to include the title, medium, size, date, and course created in (if applicable).
For fiction and creative nonfiction, shorter pieces are preferred but not required.  Although we do not have a word or page limit, we will not read entire novels.


  • We ONLY accept submissions from current Flint area and Michigan residents. Other submissions will not be read.

  • We only accept up to three submissions per genre from any author and will not read any additional submissions. Please submit one document per genre with up to three works included.

  • Please label submissions with multiple pieces by listing the titles of the pieces. For  example, do NOT title submissions "3 poems" instead specify what is  included in the submission: "Violet Flowers, Why I Wrote a Poem, Candle  Haiku"

We look forward to reading your work.