Quiddity international literary journal and public-radio program is presently reading for its fall 2011 issue. Works accepted may be featured on the public-radio program (NPR member and PRI affiliate). International submissions are encouraged.
~ Prose: one work (no more than 5,000 words)
~ Poetry: up to five poems (no more than ten pages total)
~ Include complete contact information in the cover letter.
~ Please be sure your name is listed on each page of the work. You may list contact information on each page as well, if you wish.
~ U.S.submissions should include both an email address and a self-addressed,business-size (#10), stamped envelope (SASE).
~ International submissions should include an email address to which an electronic reply may be sent.
~ Work must be previously unpublished. All manuscripts will be recycled.
Submissions should be addressed to either Prose Editor or Poetry Editor at:
Benedictine University at Springfield
1500 North Fifth Street
Springfield, IL 62702
We look forward to receiving high-quality prose and poetry from both established and emerging writers. We do not limit general submissions to specific subject-matter or style. Novel excerpts are welcome as long as the work can stand alone. Translations are welcome.
We accept simultaneous submissions but require notification immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere. Work submitted must fit the guidelines listed above.
Quiddity's international literary journal is a publication of Benedictine University at Springfield.It is published semi-annually in April and October. Quiddity's companion public-radio program is produced by Illinois Public Radio’s hub station,WUIS/WIPA, NPR member and PRI affiliate.
Contributors may be invited to read their work for the public-radio program.
General submissions are read year-round. Contest information is available at Quiddity’s website