We are open for themed submissions only. Regular submissions will reopen August 1st.


Announcement: We will be returning with a themed issue this summer! Date of Publication: August 1.

Themed Submissions will be open from May 1st - July 1st, 2022.
Theme: Odes.
Send us your Odes!  These can be on any topic you wish, and can be free form. 
We do ask that all poems submitted during this period be titled "Ode to/on/for ____"
You can submit 1-6 odes in a single document.


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 (or wait three months).


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.


Follow us on Twitter @upthestaircase for more info and updates! 

******Please note this space is for themed submissions only. Regular submissions will return August 1st.


We are currently seeking submissions for a themed issue this summer! Date of Publication: August 1.

Themed Submissions will be open from May 1st - July 1st, 2022.
Theme: Odes.


Send us your Odes!  These can be on any topic you wish, and can be free form. 
We do ask that poems submitted during this period be titled "Ode to/on/for ____" or something similar. 
You can submit 1-6 odes in a single document.



Submit 3 to 12 .jpg attachments of your visual artwork in a single submission.


Art submissions will be considered for both features and for pairings with writers. An artist's statement is welcomed with your submission but not required. We will consider any genre, subject, and medium, but we are mostly looking for photography, paintings, drawings, sculptures, and comics. Please include titles of work  (if titled).


Submit your reviews of books, chapbooks, online or print literary journals, or art in one document.

Submit only one review per quarter.


Would you like to join our team? 

Anyone can apply! 

Our 4 reading periods are: February 1st-March 15th, May 1st-June 15th, August 1st-September 15th, and November 1st-December 15th. We ask that Readers dedicate at least 30 mins-1 hour per week to reading submissions during these periods.  


If you are interested in joining us, please submit a document that includes your 3rd person bio and your responses to the following questions: 


1. Who are your favorite contemporary poets? What do you enjoy about their work?


2. Which online journals do you love and what draws you to these publications?


We look forward to hearing from you and will get back to you as soon as we can!


UtSQ.

We are seeking volunteer Reviewers to add to our staff at Up the Staircase Quarterly. Anyone can apply!  

Reviewers can review books or chapbooks of any genre.

If you are interested in joining us (no experience required), please submit a document that includes your 3rd person bio. If you have any reviews published online or on your personal blog, send us your links!


Please also send along your responses to the following:

1. Who are your favorite contemporary writers? What do you enjoy about their work?

2. Which online journals do you love and what draws you to these publications?


Feel free to contact us on social media or at upthestaircase@gmail.com if you have any questions.

We look forward to hearing from you and will get back to you as soon as we can!

UtSQ.

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$3.00

Our Tip Jar is available for any of the above submission types and goes towards offsetting site costs. It won't entitle your work to any special treatment nor will we think any less if you decide to submit for free instead. Tips are simply one small way to show support and help our continued growth.  


Make sure to check out the guidelines for your chosen genre. 

Up the Staircase Quarterly