Quirk: The Literary Journal of the University of the Incarnate Word

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS for our 2018 Issue.


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

What We’re Seeking:

Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Visual Art, and Hybrid Works (which might not fit neatly into those categories).

Who Is Eligible to Submit:

Current UIW students, Faculty, Staff, and Any UIW Alumni.

All may submit work in single or multiple categories.

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

We Seek Original Work on any topic: family, academic life, religion, San Antonio, the tricentennial, study abroad, caregiving, the sciences, human interest stories, community service, politics, social issues, media, philosophy, athletics, and whatever you dream up (it doesn't have to be about UIW or even real).

Most of all, we want to hear from the wide range of voices that reflect the diverse interests, areas of study, and backgrounds of our 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.

All work should be received by March 22, 2018. 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: darmstro@uiwtx.edu.

We look forward to reading your work!