Quince is Now Seeking Submissions

***Please note, there has been an uptick in publishers that are not accepting unagented submissions. Too many presses and publishers are getting mass submissions that do not fit their catalogs. DO NOT submit your work if it doesn't fit the publisher's guidelines.

Quince is a new online journal of writing and art that publishes authors and artists worldwide. The journal publishes poetry, fiction, visual art, photography, film, life writing, stage plays, and screenplays. Unpublished, emerging, and established authors and artists can submit.

Quince published their first edition earlier this summer. It features 15 pieces on the theme of “love.” The journal is currently seeking submissions for the second issue until August 31, 2020.

The theme for the second issue is “street life”, and here’s what the editors have to say about it:

As we begin to re-engage with life beyond our homes, the outside world has never felt more inviting or daunting, depending on your perspective. STREET LIFE is life beyond the boundaries of home – a psychological space as much as a real one.

It’s a space that, since time immemorial, ​has seen joy and fear play out. Love stories and war stories begin and end in it, as do protests and pandemics. Ultimately, this space is the theater of real life and also contains in it the innocence of playtime, community gatherings, positive vibes and fun. Anything can and does happen. This theme is wide open and rich with potential. Send your best!

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How to Submit to Quince

Here’s what you need to know if you want to submit your work to Quince:

  • Poets may submit up to five poems.
  • Authors of fiction and life writing may submit up to 3,000 words.
  • Authors of stage and screenplays may submit up to ten pages or ten minutes of material.
  • Filmmakers may submit one short film, ten minutes or fewer.
  • Visual artists and photographers can send up to five images.

All submissions should include a brief bio that contains 50 words or less.

Quince accepts submissions via email, not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that you immediately withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

You have until August 31, 2020, to submit.

If you’d like to learn more, please check out their submission guidelines here.

Good luck to all of you who choose to submit. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you.

And if you are accepted, please let me know! I’d love to read your work and pass it along to a friend.

Stay safe, everyone.

Until next time.



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Danielle Adams

Danielle Adams

Danielle Adams is a writer and editor for a local marketing agency. She has formerly worked as a writer for the Investing News Network and as an editor for Whetstone, a bi-annually published literary magazine. Aside from writing, Danielle has an unabiding love for all marine life and the outdoors. She loves taking long hikes with her husband and cooking delicious meals in the kitchen.


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