Up the Staircase Quarterly

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Deadline for the current reading period is September 15th.

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.