Saltwater Quarterly is a new literary journal devoted to publishing works by underrepresented authors.
We are looking for work that:

  • Shines a light on underrepresented communities;
  • Exemplifies craft and technique and uses both successfully;
  • Subverts or revises traditional forms to illustrate the experience of underrepresented communities;
  • Surprises and moves the reader.

We believe that developing the confidence to write is critical and that every act of writing that combats the oppressive messaging of mainstream media is a revolutionary act. Please submit only your best work.

  • Fiction should be no longer than 1,000 words.
  • Creative nonfiction should be no longer than 1,000 words.
  • Poetry of any form and style is welcomed. We are especially open to poetry that experiments with traditional form in new and exciting ways. Please send no more than three poems at a time.

We are also interested in submissions of artwork for future covers and issues. Please send us no more than three images of jellyfish, created by you in any medium you’ve chosen, that exemplify the minority experience. We leave it up to you to decide what that looks like.


  • Lambda Literary LitFest!

3 Responses to “Saltwater Quarterly Seeks Underrepresented Authors”

  1. Dwayne Vernon 17 February 2011 at 1:35 PM #

    I have three Novels out and i wanted to find out how can i submitt them for submission for the Lambda Literary Awards.

    Dwayne Vernon
    240-472-0850 (c)
    202-586-4559 (w)


  2. Katie McClendon 21 March 2011 at 1:48 PM #

    To submit work, check our submission guidelines at http://www.saltwaterquarterly.org and email editor@saltwaterquarterly.org. We look forward to reading what you’ve written!



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