We have unexpectedly closed to submissions and will not be open again until Fall 2019. We remain open without deadlines for book reviews, Q&As, and blog updates.
Fiction: Fiction should be whatever you define it as. We have no requirements in terms of style, format, or syntax. Breaking from the ordinary is encouraged; in other words, send us your ill-fitting pieces about illness. All fiction submissions must be 3,000 words or less. We welcome flash and micro fiction as well. Please include no more than three flash or micro flash pieces per entry.
Nonfiction: Nonfiction should tell us a true story, a deep story, in a creative way. We have no requirements in terms of style, format, or syntax, though we will not accept research or biography works at this time. All nonfiction submissions must be 3,000 words or less. We welcome flash nonfiction as well; please include no more than three flash pieces per entry.
Poetry: Poems should be intense and condensed. We want to feel everything we can in a small space. While we are open to prose poems, emphasis will be placed on pieces in some form of verse. We do, however, encourage creative use of space and breaks. All individual poetry submissions should be three pages or less in length. We welcome up to three poetry submissions at one time; please submit them within the same document.
Art and Hybrid: Consider this the place for your zany darlings. We want art, multimedia, cartoons, sculptures, and just about anything unique you can think of in this space. As this is open to interpretation, please be mindful of our requirements in length and quality. Please upload up to three images per entry, and please limit text-based content to 3,000 words.
Please attach all submissions as separate documents in .rtf, .doc, .docx, or .pdf format. Do not include submissions as text or images in the body of an e-mail. However, please do include a brief cover letter and third person biographical statement. The subject line of your e-mail should include your name, the title of your work, and the current issue.
Quiet Storm also accepts pitches or polished pieces for inclusion in our "On Our Shelves" section. All reviews, discussions, and thought pieces in this section must be related to full-length, published works focusing on illness. Please include your name and the title of the work being discussed in the subject line of your e-mail. In the body, please include a brief cover letter and third person biographical statement.
We do not accept postal submissions nor do we utilize submission platforms at this time. Please send all submissions to .
Quiet Storm accepts only previously unpublished material. Published work includes any material posted to Internet publications such as major social media platforms, personal blogs, websites, and other journals. We are open to simultaneous submissions but request withdrawal of your submission upon acceptance elsewhere.
We unfortunately cannot pay our writers at this time, though we do hope to change that in the future as we gain momentum.
Quiet Storm reserves first North American publication rights and non-exclusive electronic reprint rights.