The Southern Quill, first printed in 1951 and published by Utah Tech University, has been in circulation for more than half a century. Published annually, the journal welcomes submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual arts from writers and artists residing anywhere in the United States. 

· We do not accept previously published work, regardless of format or circulation.

· We accept simultaneous submissions so long as you withdraw your submission if your work is accepted elsewhere.

· We do not charge a submission fee. 

· Please include a third-person biography of 100 words or fewer with your submission. We will include it in our publication should we accept your work.

· Upon publication, all rights will revert back to the author.

· SQ contributors will receive one copy of the issue in which their work appears as compensation. Additional copies will be available for purchase.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to read your work. We look forward to it.

We accept all forms of creative nonfiction. All contributors will receive one copy of the issue in which their work appears.

· Submissions must be 3,500 words or fewer (exceptional work may be considered if the word count is exceeded).

· Only one creative nonfiction submission per writer is allowed at this time.

· The first page should include the author’s name, email, and word count in the upper-left corner.

· Please indicate whether you are a Utah Tech University student to be considered eligible for any awards or scholarships.

· On the following pages, please include your last name and page number in the top right corner.

· All submissions must be typed, double-spaced and written in 12-point, Times New Roman font.

· We accept .doc, .docx, and .pdf files.

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We accept all forms of fiction. All contributors will receive one copy of the issue in which their work appears.
· Submissions must be 3,500 words or fewer (exceptional work may be considered if the word count is exceeded).
· Only one fiction submission per writer is allowed at this time.
· The first page should include the author’s name, email, and word count in the upper-left corner.
· Please indicate whether you are a Utah Tech University student to be considered eligible for any awards or scholarships.
· On the following pages, please include your last name and page number in the top right corner.
· All submissions must be typed, double-spaced and written in 12-point, Times New Roman font.
· We accept .doc, .docx, and .pdf files.

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We accept all forms of poetry. All contributors will receive one copy of the issue in which their work appears.

· Only 3-5 poems are allowed per poet at this time. We ask that all poems be contained in one document and that each poem be on a separate page.

· There is no word limit for poems; however, we ask that all poems submitted do not exceed 10 pages.

· All submissions must be typed single-spaced, 12-point, Times New Roman font.

· We accept .doc, .docx, and .pdf files.

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We accept all forms of visual arts including photography, painting and drawing, digital art, 3D sculpture/ceramics, etc. All contributors will receive one copy of the issue in which their work appears.

· Only five visual art pieces per artist are allowed.

· All images must be cropped to size.

· All images must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi.

· We accept .jpeg, .tif, and .png files.

For 3D art, we ask the following in addition to other requirements:

· 3D artwork must be photographed against a plain white, gray, or black background or a black to white gradient background.

· A clear image must be submitted, cropped to size, with appropriate lighting.

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