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. Because we are a small magazine, anything longer than 4,000 words, if accepted, may be published either completely on our website (quamagazine.com), or partially in print with access to the full story online. Pieces partially published in the magazine that conclude online will be accompanied by the web address to the full story. Although we do not have a word or page limit, we will not read entire novels.

Because of the high volume of submissions each period, please limit your submission to three poems, three art pieces, three flash pieces, and/or one fiction/nonfiction piece. For poetry and flash, please include all of your work as one document. Any submissions beyond this requirement will not be read.

We look forward to reading your work.


Art
Ends on October 3, 2016
All submissions will be assessed anonymously. Please remove your name from the image itself or any watermarks (if you do not, your submissions will be temporarily rejected and returned to you for editing). Please also exclude your name from the file name.

The fall 2016 includes a 2-color process art section, and we are interested in visual art in any medium. The files as submitted will be displayed on our website. Please submit art as a digital photograph, approximately 5×7” at 300 dpi. We will not accept art submissions with a lower resolution.

Because of the high volume of submissions each period, please limit your submission to three poems, three art pieces, three flash pieces, and/or one fiction/nonfiction piece. Any submissions beyond this requirement will not be considered.

Please note: the fall 2016 issue will be printed in a 2-color process so please be aware that your art may be in an altered state for the issue. The file will be included on our website as submitted. If you choose, you may resubmit to our winter 2017 issue for consideration in a full-color publication.

Ends on October 3, 2016
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.

Because of the high volume of submissions each period, please limit your submission to three poems, three art pieces, three flash pieces, and/or one fiction/nonfiction piece. For poetry and flash, please include all of your work as one document. Any submissions beyond this requirement will not be read.


Ends on October 3, 2016
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.

Because of the high volume of submissions each period, please limit your submission to three poems, three art pieces, three flash pieces, and/or one fiction/nonfiction piece. For poetry and flash, please include all of your work as one document. Any submissions beyond this requirement will not be read.

For fiction and creative nonfiction, shorter pieces are preferred but not required. Because we are a small magazine, anything longer than 4,000 words, if accepted, may be published either completely on our website (quamagazine.com), or partially in print with access to the full story online. Pieces partially published in the magazine that conclude online will be accompanied by the web address to the full story. If you are not comfortable having your work published online, let us know when you submit.

Ends on October 3, 2016
For fiction and creative nonfiction, shorter pieces are preferred but not required. Because we are a small magazine, anything longer than 4,000 words, if accepted, may be published either completely on our website (quamagazine.com), or partially in print with access to the full story online. Pieces partially published in the magazine that conclude online will be accompanied by the web address to the full story. If you are not comfortable having your work published online, let us know when you submit.

Because of the high volume of submissions each period, please limit your submission to three flash pieces (under 1000 words) or one fiction/nonfiction piece. For flash, please include all of your work as one document. Any submissions beyond this requirement will not be read.

Ends on October 3, 2016
Submit videos, audio files, and any other files you may have. Be creative. Ask us to think about your work in different way that cannot be accessed in a PDF or .jpeg.