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General Submissions Open + HOMEROW: Chapbook Contest

Qwerty Magazine is once again open for general submissions! We're seeking your finest in poetry, prose, and visual art for Issue 48. Details are available on our Submit page and our Submittable portal.


We are also pleased to announce the HOMEROW: Chapbook Series! Qwerty Magazine began with a mandate to publish superb graduate-level writing. We have since grown past that, as our magazine welcomes submissions from writers of any demographic and skill level. HOMEROW: is an opportunity to return to our roots, to help grow the profiles of writers in their early careers. Our goal is to publish at least one chapbook per year from an emerging writer, someone who does not yet have a chapbook or full-length work available yet.


In light of the ongoing attacks against 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, especially the blatant transphobia from New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs and Minister of Education Bill Hogan, we are opening our first contest to 2SLGBTQIA+ poets. At this time we are extending this invitation to Citizens and Permanent Residents of so-called Canada or Indigenous nations whose territories we occupy. More details about submitting to the contest can be found on our Submittable portal.


Volume 1 of the HOMEROW: Chapbook Series will be All Things to Keep You Here by Egg Poets, a queer poetry collective based primarily out of Fredericton, New Brunswick. These folks will also be the judges for our chapbook contest. More information about our judges will be released over our social media channels over the coming days.


Egg Poets are:

Jenna Lyn Albert

Spencer Folkins

Amie C. Kitts

void nason

Emma Rhodes

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