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Submission Guidelines

for ൪uartet

a poetry journal featuring

work by women fifty and over

Please read guidelines carefully

Send up to 3 unpublished poems in one Microsoft Word document, Times New Roman, 12-point font preferred, to quartetjournal@gmail.com

All withdrawals, questions, and commentary are to be sent to the editors at quartet50@aol.com. This email address is not for submissions.

Unpublished means poems have not appeared in print or online. This includes blogs, web pages, and social media sites.

Include your name in the subject line of your submission email.
Include your name and contact information on each of your submitted poems.

Formal cover letters are not necessary but it would be helpful to include the titles of your poems in the body of your email.

If your work is accepted we will request an artist's statement. Bios are not necessary. Rights revert to the author upon publication.

We encourage simultaneous submissions, but please let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Once your work has been published in uartet we ask you to wait at least two submission periods before submitting again.


If your work is published in ൪uartet and later appears elsewhere, we ask that credit be given to ൪uartet as the initial publisher.

൪uartet’s submission periods are as follows:

January 8th to February 8th 
April 8th to May 8th 
July 8th to August 8th 
October 8th to November 8th 

All submission periods close at midnight EST on the dates indicated.

Any work received outside the submission periods will not be considered. Snail mail submissions will not be considered.

൪uartet nominates for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize.​

൪uartet chooses to remain fee-free for submissions and as such is unable to pay contributors except with our admiration and support of your work.