NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS for our 2018 Issue.

DEADLINE: March 1, 2018

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 Other Works (which might not fit neatly into those categories).

Who Is Eligible to Submit:

Current UIW students

Faculty

Staff

Any UIW Alumni

All may submit work in single or multiple categories.

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 1, 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!

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Poems may be on any subject or in any form. We do not have a preference for free verse or formal poetry. All we are looking for is quality work.

We will also consider poetry in translation, but it must be the author/translator's original work.

Submit up to FIVE (5) poems.

Be sure to remove any identifying information from your submission.

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Short stories may be on any subject or in any form. All we are looking for is quality work. You can submit up to two stories. 5000 max word count per story.

Be sure to remove any identifying information from your submission.

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Works of creative NONFICTION include: personal essay, memoir, short shorts, lyric essay, academic journals, and scientific essays.

Submit no more than two pieces. 4000 max word count each.

Be sure to remove any identifying information from your submission.

If you are unsure whether your work fits this category, please email the Quirk faculty advisor, Dr. David Armstrong

darmsto@uiwtx.edu

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Not every piece of writing fits within the conventions of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. Or even visual arts. For those pieces that fall outside of these boundaries, that push these boundaries, we've created this experimental / hybrid forms category of submissions. 

We’re looking for you to surprise us, to makes us rethink what we know about language and genre. Nonfiction prose poems, stories in verse, graphic essays, stories with images. Give us something we've never seen before. Hybrid submissions may be up to 1,500 words. If using visuals, make sure that you have the necessary copyrights.

Submit no more than two pieces. 1,500 max word count each.

Be sure to remove any identifying information from your submission.

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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 for the 2018 issue.
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.