Welcome to Quartz Literary
writing that reflects experiences and emotions of life
Issue Two is available
We are thrilled to present the very second issue of Quartz Literary.
In this issue you will find several gorgeously written poems and wonderfully emotive fiction. Thank you to all our submitters, contributors, and readers—we couldn’t do this without you.
Growing Up by Lorrie Ness
Oceans by Nina Eddinger
Gold Rush by Caro Claire Burke
Creole Echoes by Tifara Knowles
Sensitive Dependence by Julie Benesh
Dandelions by Otito Greg-Obi
Lists Lived by Ricardo José González-Rothi
Polyamory From the Perspective of an Anniversary Card by Tyler Hurula
I only take showers by Alex Aimee Kist
Read our Flash Friday piece for March!
Submit your own flash fiction to be featured for April!
Soul Theft by Christine Arroyo
Melinda greeted the bus driver and placed a coin into the payment slot. The bus continued on the roughly paved roads as Melinda struggled to keep her balance.
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.
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.