QUINCE magazine is accepting submissions for Issue Two on the theme of STREET LIFE in the following categories: poetry, fiction, visual arts/photography/film, life writing, screen/stage shorts. Please read the submissions guidelines for details. 


A note on the theme


As we begin to re-engage with life beyond our homes, the outside world has never felt more inviting or daunting, depending on your perspective. STREET LIFE is life beyond the boundaries of home – a psychological space as much as a real one. It’s a space that, since time immemorial, ​has seen joy and fear play out. Love stories and war stories begin and end in it, as do protests and pandemics. Ultimately this space is the theatre of real life and also contains in it the innocence of playtime, community gatherings, positive vibes and fun. Anything can and does happen. This theme is wide open and rich with potential. Send your best!


Submissions Guidelines


Poetry - submit up to five poems

Fiction - 3000 word upper limit

Visual Art/Photography - up to five images (photo essays welcome)

Film – 1 short film (1-10 minutes)

Life Writing - 3000 word upper limit. 

Screen/Stage Shorts - 10 pages/minutes, scenes/extracts from a full-length work are acceptable but should work on their own. 


  • Email with the theme of the issue in all caps, followed by the category/ies of submissions eg. STREET LIFE – POETRY

  • For VISUAL ARTS/PHOTOGRAPHY - attach images as jpegs to email. Do not paste into Word documents. 

  • For FILM submissions send either a youtube or vimeo link to your short film. Do not embed into the email. 

  • Please include a short bio (under 50 words) in the body of your email. The work should be attached in word format (.doc).

  • Please do not submit work in PDF format. Do not use Google Docs.

  • Please do adhere to the word/page count limits. 

  • Only submit original, unpublished work. 

  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome - please inform us promptly if your work is accepted elsewhere. 

  • The theme is open to interpretation and experimental approaches are encouraged. 

  • The magazine's decisions are final.

  • The deadline for submissions for Issue Two is 11.59pm, Monday 31st August, 2020. 


This magazine aims to be inclusive and current. Writers and artists from marginalised, underrepresented and diverse backgrounds as well as unpublished and emerging writers are all encouraged to submit.

Terms and Conditions regarding Rights:

On acceptance, Quince Magazine takes royalty-free, non-exclusive rights to your work – as well as the right to archive it. From time to time we may promote your work on our Quince Magazine social media platforms.


Reprints are welcome – if your work is republished elsewhere in the future, we simply ask that you kindly note Quince Magazine as the original publisher.


We ask that all our contributors ensure that works are original and do not infringe on the rights of any third party.


By submitting to the magazine you agree to the above terms and conditions. ​


QUINCE magazine is a new online literary and visual arts journal that looks to provide a platform for new writing and art from emerging and established writers and artists from around the world. 


The founder and editor is Devina Shah.

   © Quince Magazine 2020

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