Guidelines for Quarterly Submissions

 

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A great deal of the material published in Fameless Quarterly is written by strangers whose work comes to us via the internet. Our system for reading submissions isn’t intricate but it is always improving. We’re still a very small organization—Fameless has just a few editors—and some things move slowly.

At this time, as we catch up on our reading, submissions are temporarily closed. We hope to reopen them soon. When we do, you can help us by observing the following guidelines:

TO SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY

Please email submissions@famelessmag.com.

LENGTH

Is up to you.

COVER LETTER

Please keep yours brief, though we do like to hear from people who like the magazine. We’re not concerned about writing degrees or past publications, so don’t be daunted if you don’t have an MFA or much in the way of previously published work.

YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION

Should be on your submission—not solely on the cover letter. Cover letters can disappear. Please include your name and email address, ideally on every page.

AUTHOR BIOS

Pretty please. Include a brief biography of yourself. We reserve the right to publish your brief biography instead of your submission.

FORMATTING

Any colors, fonts, or strange formatting you use won’t matter by the time it makes it to print.

STYLE AND SUBJECT

We publish fiction and nonfiction. There are no rules. The best way to get a sense of what we’re interested in publishing is to read the Quarterly. You can pick up a subscription or back issues here.

POETRY

Poems of any length/form are acceptable and we encourage you to submit as many as you want. However, for us to print them they must have at least something to do with the theme of that given issue in order to be considered. We’ll typically hold on to a poetry submission until the appropriate time to published based on our theme.

INTERVIEWS

We are looking for intelligent, thoughtful conversations and interviews with artists, writers, photographers, critics, and filmmakers. Submit pitches or actual interviews here.

ESSAYS

We welcome essay submissions of any length. If you’d like to get a better feel for what we’re looking for, we highly recommend you browse through our site’s archives and see what we’ve published over the past four years.

PAYMENT

Contributors are paid at the time of publication.

QUESTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS?

Is there an artists or an art-related topic that you think FQ should be covering? Or a particular writer you’d like to see us reach out to or feature in an upcoming issue? Here’s the place to let us know!