Guidelines

PQ is currently open for submissions.

Fiction
Original work of fiction of 2,500 to 4,000 words.
Submit work related to the theme.

Genres
Unless explicitly stated, PQ is open to all genres - general, literary, science fiction, weird fiction, fantasy fiction, horror, and more.

Fiction Guidelines
No multiple submissions (firm). 
Simultaneous submissions are okay. Please inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere.
Mild language is okay.
Absolutely no explicit content or gore.

Include an up to 50-word bio in third person.  Please adhere to the style of PQ.
Journal, magazines, and books should be italicized. Short story titles in quotation marks.
Page dimensions are 4.5" w x 7.13" h with a .63 margin. You do not need to use Standard Manuscript Format. However, please use a readable font size and font type. Do not double-space your lines. Do not double-space between sentences. 

Not following the guidelines will result in automatic rejection.
Submissions received outside submission period will be deleted unread.

Planisphere Quarterly (Planisphere Q, PQ) acquires first web and print publication rights.

Payment for an accepted story is $25.

2023 Themes & Submission Dates
Winter Feb 2023
Closed for submissions.
Worlds Collide - theme is alien invasion, where an inhabited planet is being invaded by an extraterrestrial species. Science Fiction stories only.

Spring May 2023
Submissions March 15 - April 30
Love Bites - theme is vampires in love. Can be vampire-human, vampire-vampire, vampire-werewolf, or any combination. 

Summer August 2023
Submissions June 15 - July 31
I Am - theme is metamorphosis, where the main character is changing into something. Any interpretation is welcome.

Autumn October 2023
Submissions September 1 - September 30
Ghosts - theme is hauntings. Any interpretation is welcome.

Fiction Submission

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