Themed submissions for our Harrow issue are open. Deadline: June 15th. Regular submissions will reopen in August.
Please note: UtSQ only accepts submissions via our Submittable page.
Please direct your questions/comments to upthestaircase [at] gmail [dot] com.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Harrow
Believers and skeptics, welcome! We are seeking works of art and poetry with a paranormal theme. We are open to any takes on this subject--serious, quirky, and everything in between. We are looking for work containing ghosts/spirits, aliens, conspiracy theories, cryptozoology, near death experiences, glitches in the matrix, extrasensory perception, pseudoscience, and any experiences that can be considered supernatural.
Please send up to 10 art pieces and/or 3-6 poems to our Submittable. Harrow goes live on August 1st.
--Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please withdraw accepted pieces promptly from consideration.
--Submit 3-6 poems in a single document.
--Submit up to 10 files for art.
--We typically 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.