Up the Staircase Quarterly

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Submissions are open for Harrow. Deadline June 15. 

Believers and skeptics, welcome! We are seeking works of art and poetry with a paranormal theme. We are open to any takes on this subject--serious, quirky, and everything in between. We are looking for work containing ghosts/spirits, aliens, conspiracy theories, cryptozoology, near death experiences, glitches in the matrix, extrasensory perception, pseudoscience, and any experiences that can be considered supernatural.

Please send up to 10 art pieces and 3-6 poems to our Submittable. Harrow goes live on August 1st.


Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please withdraw accepted pieces promptly from consideration. 

We will try to respond to your submission in less than 30 days. After 60 days query to upthestaircase [at] gmail [dot] com.

Please submit only once per quarter.

We do not accept previously published poetry for regular issues, but previously published artwork is okay. 

If your work does not fit into a category below, please send us a query at upthestaircase

[at] gmail [dot] com.

Up the Staircase Quarterly obtains first serial publishing rights. After a piece runs, all rights revert back to the author.

Unfortunately, we cannot currently pay writers for the work we accept.

Up the Staircase Quarterly