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.

Due to an overwhelming influx, Denver Quarterly is currently closed to poetry submissions and will reopen later in 2017.

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 considers previously unpublished poetry, prose, reviews, interviews, or otherwise critical-creative engagements from September 15 through May 15 of each year.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:

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

Fiction, creative non-fiction, hybrid genre work, and all manuscripts in-between should generally consist of no more than 15 pages. 
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. 
Please submit translations of poetry or prose here.