Cinder Quarterly Magazine
Coming Soon


The first issue of CinderQ will be released on July 16th!

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In the meantime, checkout a sample of what’s to come in the very first issue right here on the right side of this page.


What is CinderQ?

Cinder Quarterly Magazine (CinderQ) is the Netflix of new authors. This collection of binge-worthy short stories and narrative nonfiction contains a wide variety of styles, genres, and serialized short works from emerging fiction writers and essayists. Read now for challenging stories that will make you think, written by unique authors with steadfast gut and noteworthy skill.

Subscribe for the year or explore a single issue. Listen to audio versions of your favorite stories. Discover new artists and indie filmmakers, too. When you subscribe to our print version, you'll get four new and beautiful bad-ass books per year mailed to your home. This is not the stuffy quarterly magazine for MFA students and academics. This magazine is for readers who can't get enough riveting stories full of bold characters penned by unflinching authors.

Where can I read the magazine?

The first issue of CinderQ will be available soon in print, online, on Kindle, and in app form. Stay tuned for more details about where to read in the coming weeks.

How can I write for the magazine?

If you are a fiction or narrative nonfiction writer and you would like to submit a story or pitch for publication to CinderQ, please email your submission to We will try to respond to your submission within a timely manner.

Please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Fiction word count: 3,000-8,000 words
  • Memoir word count: 1,200-5,000 words
  • Essay word count: 500-2,500 words
  • Must grapple with liberty-related themes in some way
Can I participate if I'm an artist or illustrator?

Yes! Each issue of CinderQ features a completely original illustrated cover by an artist in our network. If you're interested in designing one of our upcoming covers, email (we can pay for your work!). 

If you would like to submit an image you've already created to be published in the interior of the magazine, you can also email your submission to Rebecca. When we publish your illustration we'll also generously link to your website and/or portfolio on our website and app. 

If you are a comic book artist, we want your submissions too! We are going to start publishing one short story comic in every issue starting with Issue No 2. Submissions must be roughly 2-5 page spreads sized for a 6X9 publication, and you can email them to in PDF or JPG format.