Submissions are currently closed. We will reopen November 1st.
Please note: UtSQ only accepts submissions via our Submittable page.
Our email address has changed. Please direct your questions/comments to upthestaircase [at] gmail [dot] com.
--Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please withdraw accepted pieces promptly from consideration.
--Submit 3-6 poems in a single document.
--Submit up to 10 .jpgs for art.
--We usually respond to your submission in less than 30 days. After 60 days query to upthestaircase [at] gmail [dot] com.
--Please wait one reading period (or 3 months) before submitting again.
--We do not accept previously published poetry, but previously published artwork is okay.
--Up the Staircase Quarterly obtains first serial publishing rights. After a piece runs, all rights revert back to the author.
--Unfortunately, we cannot currently pay writers for the work we accept.
Submissions from all genres will only be accepted via our SUBMISSION MANAGER. We no longer accept email submissions.
Questions should be sent to upthestaircase [at] gmail [dot] com.