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Denver Quarterly considers previously unpublished poetry, prose, reviews, interviews, or other critical-creative engagements in October through February of each year. While we do consider simultaneous submissions, we ask that you please inform us immediately if your work has been accepted elsewhere. If you need to make a partial withdrawal, please use the note section on Submittable indicating the titles that are no longer available. We also ask that you wait to hear back from us regarding your current submission before sending another piece of writing.


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!




Reviews, interviews, or other critical-creative engagements with contemporary or historically under-acknowledged writers or writing should generally consist of no more than 15 pages.