Submit

NOTICE: We are accepting submissions for fan-based work this period! This includes (but is not limited to) fan fiction, drawings of your favorite characters, your weird ComiCon stories, anime and manga reviews. Don’t pay attention to word counts: We just want your best!

General Guidelines

Submissions for Issue No. 13 (Summer 2021) will be open June 20, 2021 – August 28, 2021, 11:59 PM CST. Our acceptance rate averages around 34%.

FOR PREVIOUS CONTRIBUTORS:

We love you and your work, so we’ll accept your stuff during any open submission period. However, if accepted, you may not be published until at least one issue has passed since your last publication with us.

WE DON’T WANT YOUR PROBLEMATIC/HATEFUL GARBAGE.

CP Quarterly will not tolerate any works that contain any form of hate speech or sexual violence. This includes but is not limited to homophobic, transphobic, racist, sexist, incestuous, ableist, audist and/or xenophobic material. If you send us that shit, you will NEVER be published with us. We mean it. It won’t be tolerated. Period. Seriously. Don’t send it to us.

If it is realized that you engage with any of this ideology outside of this publication, we reserve the right to remove your work.

WE ACCEPT SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS AND PUBLISHED WORKS.

We accept simultaneous submissions and previously published work as long as it has only been published by ONE other magazine/journal and you have permission from that publisher.

ANY COMBINATION OF GENRES IS ALLOWED.

You may submit up to five pieces, mixing genres or not. For example, you may send five works of fiction or three poems/an essay/a short story. Label the submission as whatever you want.

WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT’S WHAT.

Please, make sure the beginnings of separate works are clear by italicizing, underlining or emboldening the titles. You may also put each work on a separate page.

We do not recommend putting the title in all caps unless you want it published in all caps.

Genre specifications

Poetry

One page, single spaced is the limit. Typography is allowed, of course, but keep in mind we need to be able to read it… unless that’s the point? Hmmm… Anyway, we like things that move us, nothing particular beyond that.

Fiction

Legible font and size. Double-spaced is preferred but not mandatory. The word count shouldn’t go over 700. Put your word count at the top of the first page. We like stories that leave us pondering for days.

Essays

Your essay should be in a legible font and size. Keep the word count to 1,500 or less. Put your word count on the first page.

Visual art

Any medium or style goes! You can send just the photo, or you can put it in a document and add a caption as well.

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