Spring Submissions are now open for our 2020 Issue of Quirk!

Submissions are NOW open.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: April 20, 2020.


Quirk is the Literary and Visual Arts journal of the University of the Incarnate Word.

What We’re Seeking:
Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, and Visual Art on any subject. Submissions must be original, your own work, and must not have been previously published.
Who Is Eligible to Submit:
1. Any current undergraduate student of an accredited college or university in the United States.
2. Current UIW students.
3. UIW Faculty, Staff, and/or Alumni
4. Any current undergraduate student of Ataturk University (an international sister school of UIW).

Anyone may submit work in multiple categories (please only one submission each category); simultaneous submissions accepted.

A $50 Editor's Choice Award and Recognition in the Journal will be award in each genre.

We Seek Original Work on Any Topic.

We want to hear from the wide range of voices that reflect the diverse interests, areas of study, and backgrounds of undergraduates across the country and beyond, including members of our own UIW community. Send us your best, your most creative, that piece you’ve already written, or that idea you’ve always wanted to put out into the world. We want to hear from you.

Submissions must be original and must not have been previously published. 

For more information about Quirk, please also go to our UIW website: http://www.uiw.edu/quirk/. For any further questions, please contact the Quirk faculty advisor, Dr. David Armstrong at darmstro@uiwtx.edu.

We look forward to reading your work!

Submit here if you are a current or former UIW student, or a current UIW employee.

Short stories may be on any subject. They should be submitted in standard manuscript format: a standard 12-pt. font like Times New Roman or Courier; one-inch margins; pages numbered. 

DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME; all submissions are read blind by our editors. Be sure to remove any identifying information from your submission. 

Word Count: up to 5000 words. Word Document files only.

Submit here if you are currently an undergraduate attending an accredited institution in the United States.

Short stories may be on any subject. They should be submitted in standard manuscript format: a standard 12-pt. font like Times New Roman or Courier; one-inch margins; pages numbered.
DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME; all submissions are read blind by our editors. Be sure to remove any identifying information from your submission.
Word Count: up to 5000 words. Word Document files only. 

NOTE: If your work is accepted for publication, you may be asked to provide proof of your current status as an undergraduate student at an accredited institution.

Submit here if you are currently a High School Student in the San Antonio and surrounding area.

If you need a prompt to begin writing, the Quirk staff has provided the following ideas (but we are also open to original pieces):

LOVE: Create a piece about love without ever using the word “love” itself.

  • NOTE: For visual art, avoid using overused images for love like hearts or cupids.

POST-APOCALYPTIC: If you or your character were living in a post-apocalyptic landscape, what would you do (or not do) to survive?

  • NOTE: Get inventive with the kind of apocalypse this is: what caused it? What does the landscape and society look like? Who has survived? What are some of the moral questions that might arise?

AFTER-LIFE: You or your character just glimpsed the after-life for three minutes. Create a story, essay, poem, or visual piece that uses this as a jumping-off point. 

  • NOTE: Keep in mind that this does not have to reflect any actual beliefs in an afterlife.

Short stories may be on any subject. They should be submitted in standard manuscript format: a standard 12-pt. font like Times New Roman or Courier; one-inch margins; pages numbered. 

DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME; all submissions are read blind by our editors. Be sure to remove any identifying information from your submission. Word Count: up to 5000 words. Word Document files only. NOTE: If your work is accepted for publication, you may be asked to provide proof of your current status as an undergraduate student at an accredited institution.

Submit here if you are currently an undergraduate attending Ataturk University.


Short stories may be on any subject. They should be submitted in standard manuscript format: a standard 12-pt. font like Times New Roman or Courier; one-inch margins; pages numbered.
 DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME; all submissions are read blind by our editors. Be sure to remove any identifying information from your submission.
 Word Count: up to 5000 words. Word Document files only.
NOTE: If your work is accepted for publication, you may be asked to provide proof of your current status as an undergraduate student at an accredited institution.

Submit here if you are a current or former UIW student, or a current UIW employee.

Essays may be on any subject. They should be submitted in standard manuscript format: a standard 12-pt. font like Times New Roman or Courier; one-inch margins; pages numbered. 

DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME; all submissions are read blind by our editors. Be sure to remove any identifying information from your submission.

Word Count: up to 5000 words. Word Document files only.

Submit here if you are currently an undergraduate attending an accredited institution in the United States.

Essays may be on any subject. They should be submitted in standard manuscript format: a standard 12-pt. font like Times New Roman or Courier; double-spaced; one-inch margins; pages numbered. 

DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME; all submissions are read blind by our editors. Be sure to remove any identifying information from your submission. 

Word Count: up to 5000 words. Word Document files only. 

NOTE: If your work is accepted for publication, you may be asked to provide proof of your current status as an undergraduate student at an accredited institution.

Submit here if you are currently a High School Student in the San Antonio and surrounding area.

If you need a prompt to begin writing, the Quirk staff has provided the following ideas (but we are also open to original pieces):

LOVE: Create a piece about love without ever using the word “love” itself.

  • NOTE: For visual art, avoid using overused images for love like hearts or cupids.

POST-APOCALYPTIC: If you or your character were living in a post-apocalyptic landscape, what would you do (or not do) to survive?

  • NOTE: Get inventive with the kind of apocalypse this is: what caused it? What does the landscape and society look like? Who has survived? What are some of the moral questions that might arise?

AFTER-LIFE: You or your character just glimpsed the after-life for three minutes. Create a story, essay, poem, or visual piece that uses this as a jumping-off point. 

  • NOTE: Keep in mind that this does not have to reflect any actual beliefs in an afterlife.

Short stories may be on any subject. They should be submitted in standard manuscript format: a standard 12-pt. font like Times New Roman or Courier; one-inch margins; pages numbered. DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME; all submissions are read blind by our editors. Be sure to remove any identifying information from your submission. Word Count: up to 5000 words. Word Document files only. NOTE: If your work is accepted for publication, you may be asked to provide proof of your current status as an undergraduate student at an accredited institution.

Submit here if you are currently an undergraduate of Ataturk University.

Essays may be on any subject. They should be submitted in standard manuscript format: a standard 12-pt. font like Times New Roman or Courier; double-spaced; one-inch margins; pages numbered. 

DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME; all submissions are read blind by our editors. Be sure to remove any identifying information from your submission. 

Word Count: up to 5000 words. Word Document files only. 

NOTE: If your work is accepted for publication, you may be asked to provide proof of your current status as an undergraduate student of Ataturk University.

Submit here if you are a current or former UIW student, or a current UIW employee.

Submit up to 5 poems on any subject. They should be submitted in standard format: a standard 12-pt. font like Times New Roman or Courier; single-spaced; each poem on a separate page. We do not have a preference for free verse or formal poetry.

DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME; all submissions are read blind by our editors. Be sure to remove any identifying information from your submission.

Submit up to 5 poems in a single Word Document file.

Submit here if you are currently an undergraduate attending an accredited institution in the United States.

Submit up to 5 poems on any subject. They should be submitted in standard format: a standard 12-pt. font like Times New Roman or Courier; single-spaced; each poem on a separate page. 

DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME; all submissions are read blind by our editors. Be sure to remove any identifying information from your submission.

Submit up to 5 poems in a single Word Document file. 

NOTE: If your work is accepted for publication, you may be asked to provide proof of your current status as an undergraduate student at an accredited institution.

Submit here if you are currently a High School Student in the San Antonio and surrounding area.

If you need a prompt to begin writing, the Quirk staff has provided the following ideas (but we are also open to original pieces):

LOVE: Create a piece about love without ever using the word “love” itself.

  • NOTE: For visual art, avoid using overused images for love like hearts or cupids.

POST-APOCALYPTIC: If you or your character were living in a post-apocalyptic landscape, what would you do (or not do) to survive?

  • NOTE: Get inventive with the kind of apocalypse this is: what caused it? What does the landscape and society look like? Who has survived? What are some of the moral questions that might arise?

AFTER-LIFE: You or your character just glimpsed the after-life for three minutes. Create a story, essay, poem, or visual piece that uses this as a jumping-off point. 

  • NOTE: Keep in mind that this does not have to reflect any actual beliefs in an afterlife.

Short stories may be on any subject. They should be submitted in standard manuscript format: a standard 12-pt. font like Times New Roman or Courier; one-inch margins; pages numbered. DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME; all submissions are read blind by our editors. Be sure to remove any identifying information from your submission. Word Count: up to 5000 words. Word Document files only. NOTE: If your work is accepted for publication, you may be asked to provide proof of your current status as an undergraduate student at an accredited institution.

Submit here if you are currently an undergraduate of Ataturk University.

Submit up to 5 poems on any subject. They should be submitted in standard format: a standard 12-pt. font like Times New Roman or Courier; single spaced; each poem on a separate page. 

DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME; all submissions are read blind by our editors. Be sure to remove any identifying information from your submission.

Submit up to 5 poems in a single Word Document file.

NOTE: If your work is accepted for publication, you may be asked to provide proof of your current status as an undergraduate student of Ataturk University.

Submit here if you are a current or former UIW student, or a current UIW employee.

Any medium or combination of media are welcomed, including, but not limited to: photography (color and black and white), painting, mixed media, and sculpture. This year we also strongly encourage submissions from graphic design, 3D animated arts, fashion design, and interior design.

  • You may submit up to three pieces.  
  • All work must be submitted in JPG or PNG format.  
  • Scanned and/or photographed visual art must be at least 1024 x 768 pixels minimum.  
  • Quirk reserves the right to use accepted work in the cover design.

In your cover letter, please tell us a little bit about your work, what it means to you, how you went about creating it, etc. In order to keep work(s) anonymous, please be sure to remove any identifying information from your submission.

Submit here if you are currently an undergraduate attending an accredited institution in the United States.

Any medium or combination of media are welcomed, including, but not limited to: photography (color and black and white), painting, mixed media, and sculpture. This year we also strongly encourage submissions from graphic design, 3D animated arts, fashion design, and interior design.
 

  • You may submit up to three pieces.  
  • All work must be submitted in JPG or PNG format.  
  • Scanned and/or photographed visual art must be at least 1024 x 768 pixels minimum.  
  • Quirk reserves the right to use accepted work in the cover design.

 In your cover letter, please tell us a little bit about your work, what it means to you, how you went about creating it, etc. In order to keep work(s) anonymous, please be sure to remove any identifying information from your submission.
 

Submit here if you are currently an undergraduate attending an accredited institution in the United States.

Any medium or combination of media are welcomed, including, but not limited to: photography (color and black and white), painting, mixed media, and sculpture. This year we also strongly encourage submissions from graphic design, 3D animated arts, fashion design, and interior design.
 

  • You may submit up to three pieces.  
  • All work must be submitted in JPG or PNG format.  
  • Scanned and/or photographed visual art must be at least 1024 x 768 pixels minimum.  
  • Quirk reserves the right to use accepted work in the cover design.

 In your cover letter, please tell us a little bit about your work, what it means to you, how you went about creating it, etc. In order to keep work(s) anonymous, please be sure to remove any identifying information from your submission.
 

Submit here if you are currently a High School Student in the San Antonio and surrounding area.

If you need a prompt to begin creating, the Quirk staff has provided the following ideas (but we are also open to original pieces):

LOVE: Create a piece about love without ever using the word “love” itself.

  • NOTE: For visual art, avoid using overused images for love like hearts or cupids.

POST-APOCALYPTIC: If you or your character were living in a post-apocalyptic landscape, what would you do (or not do) to survive?

  • NOTE: Get inventive with the kind of apocalypse this is: what caused it? What does the landscape and society look like? Who has survived? What are some of the moral questions that might arise?

AFTER-LIFE: You or your character just glimpsed the after-life for three minutes. Create a story, essay, poem, or visual piece that uses this as a jumping-off point. 

  • NOTE: Keep in mind that this does not have to reflect any actual beliefs in an afterlife.
    Any medium or combination of media are welcomed, including, but not limited to: photography (color and black and white), painting, mixed media, and sculpture. This year we also strongly encourage submissions from graphic design, 3D animated arts, fashion design, and interior design.

     
  • You may submit up to three pieces.  
  • All work must be submitted in JPG or PNG format.  
  • Scanned and/or photographed visual art must be at least 1024 x 768 pixels minimum.  
  • Quirk reserves the right to use accepted work in the cover design.

  In your cover letter, please tell us a little bit about your work, what it means to you, how you went about creating it, etc. In order to keep work(s) anonymous, please be sure to remove any identifying information from your submission.