Friday, April 19, 2013

A-Z Challenge: Q is for Qwerty

No, I didn't just type out the first six letters on the keyboard for my 'Q' post in the A-Z Blog Challenge. My theme is "All Things Grad School" since I am starting my Master of Arts in September and I am pretty darn excited! Qwerty is the University of New Brunswick's (that's where I am going) graduate student-run literary magazine. Pretty cool, right?!

Qwerty publishes innovative poetry, fiction, and visual art from emerging and established artists, has been around for 17 years, and has published 28 issues. Now that is exciting!

Taken directly from the Qwerty website: "We have no qualms with publishing genre fiction that subverts convention, experimental work that inverts tradition in pursuit of innovative storytelling, or images that play on the senses in unusual ways." Heck ya, count me in! They accept submissions from around the globe so if you'd like an opportunity to be published take a look at the guidelines and then submit away.

I'd really like to get involved with Qwerty's editorial team when I get to UNB, but at the very least I'll be sure to subscribe.


  1. That would be a great opportunity for you! Good luck!

  2. Thank you, I have a short story that has been looking for a home.

  3. That looks like a cool publication!

  4. I love their mission statement. I'll have to check that out.
    Good luck in grad school! I enjoyed my experience, although I'm not thrilled about the student loans that I had to take to pay for it. :/

    Hi from Nagzilla bloghopping A to Z

  5. I always loved the word "QWERTY". I wanted to be in the editorial board since my school days. But then I didn't. But I fulfilled it by getting into my college magazine editorial board. But never got a chance to work much due to the usual college politics and stuffs.

    And you definitely should get into the editorial team there. :)

  6. It's so cool knowing brainy people that share useful information... Thanks Brandy. I have accepted my first Leibster award under my R for Receive
    post, I mention you with a link, and that I would be accepting your lovely nomination in May.

  7. Funny QWERTY makes me think of a keyboard, not a magazine. I suppose that's where they got the name.

    Good luck with your uni days.


  8. It sounds like my kind of publication!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, its so nice to meet you!

  9. What a great opportunity! I love the name of the the magazine. It's obviously all about typing out lot's of great stories. :)

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: