Our submissions guidelines are as follows:
Submissions are free and accepted between our November 12 and February 12 reading period. Production takes place between February 12 and March 12. The final deadline for each issue is February 12. In order to submit, you must be enrolled at University of Tampa at some point during the reading period. Students who have graduated may submit work, as long as they were enrolled during the reading period.
Send submissions to email@example.com, with your name and genre in the subject line. Written submissions should be sent as a single Microsoft Word document (.doc, not .docx). Save the file as your first and last name. Do not include your submissions in the body of the email. Do not mix genres; save poems in one file, fiction in another, and creative non-fiction in another, and send these each in separately. Do not use pictures or fancy fonts with written submissions, please.
In the body of the e-mail, provide your name, phone number, mailing address, titles of your submitted pieces, mediums (for art submissions), and a short bio (1-3 sentences) about yourself, composed in third person.
- Fiction — Submit no more than three stories of 5,000 words or less.
- Creative Nonfiction — Submit no more than three pieces of 5,000 words or less. Quilt does not publish research papers.
- Poetry — Submit no more than four poems. If your poem goes beyond a page, include the phrase “continues with stanza break” or “continues without stanza break” in parenthesis beside the last line on the page.
- Art — Any reasonable number of submissions will be accepted, including high-resolution photographs of any original two- or three-dimensional works. If you don’t have access to a high-resolution camera contact the current art editor at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange a meeting to help you photograph your work. JPEG files only.