Denver Quarterly

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Denver Quarterly is the literary journal housed at the University of Denver, currently in its 50th year of consecutive print publication. Founded by novelist John Williams in 1965, the journal has had work honored in the Pushcart Anthology, The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, The Best American Short Stories, and The Best American Poetry.

Denver Quarterly
 considers previously unpublished poetry, prose, reviews, interviews, or otherwise critical-creative engagements from September 15 through May 15 of each year. While we do consider simultaneous submissions, we ask that you please inform us immediately if your work has been accepted elsewhere. 

Please visit our website for information on ordering back issues or to learn about submitting hard copies of your work: http://www.du.edu/denverquarterly/index.html

Thank you for your interest in Denver Quarterly. We look forward to reading your work!

NOTE: Due to an unusually large backlog, we are closing digital submissions on April 15th, 2016. Please feel free to send your hard copy submissions via post until May 15th, 2016. Thank you for your understanding and patience.