Welcome to Quartz Literary
writing that reflects experiences and emotions of life
Issue One is available
We are thrilled to present the very first issue of Quartz Literary which is available for purchase on Amazon here.
In this issue you will find several gorgeously written poems, wonderfully emotive fiction, and a beautiful art showcase. Thank you to all our submitters, contributors, and readers—we couldn’t do this without you.
The Tank by Sarah F. Jones
Inner Life by Megna Paula
Troubadour by VJ Hamilton
Refreshment by Lisa Taylor
A Chant in the Bottom of the Boat by Michele Parker Randall
an ending/salt plains in february by Catherine Wright
Visual Art by James Latimer
Read our Flash Friday piece for September!
Submit your own flash fiction to be featured for October!
Hello and thank you for considering our journal,
Quartz Literary seeks fiction and poetry that reflects and fractures. We want to see cracked versions of ourselves. Give us sharpness, but also beauty. Make us feel seen and allow us to discover something new about ourselves. Ultimately, we are looking for work that reflects the experiences, emotions, and details of life, but also subverts them sometimes. We want emotive authenticity and interesting, complex characters.
We mostly read literary fiction, but are also open to magical realism, surrealism, experimental, and literary works with mild genre elements (ex. The Martian, Interstellar, Such Small Hands, Baby Teeth, etc.) Also, we are a project of the online journal Silver Rose Magazine.
We look forward to reading your work!
Quinn from Quartz Literary
We accept submissions Through Submittable
Standard Fiction and Poetry
We accept fiction and poetry year-round and publish two print issues annually in May and November. Accepted writers will receive one free contributor copy and a $30 contributor payment.
We have a series of contests throughout the year for novel excerpts, short stories, poetry, and flash. Most of our contests have a reward of $200-300. Check out our Submittable to see which contests are available right now.
We accept visual art submissions year-round. We use selected visual art for the cover of our print issues. We pay one free contributor copy and $30 to accepted artists.