Quarter After Eight is an annual literary journal devoted to the exploration of innovative writing. We celebrate work that directly challenges the conventions of language, style, voice, or idea in literary forms. In its aesthetic commitment to diverse forms, QAE remains a unique publication among contemporary literary magazines. Want to know even more about us? Check out our recent review in The Review Review by Lita A. Kurth.


Volume 19

Issue 19
cover-art by Laura Berger

Featuring work by:

Jennifer S. Cheng
Gail Griffin
Brittney Scott
Katherine Fishburn
Abigail Cloud
Gerri Brightwell
Ashley Cowger
Wendy Barker
Brian Dickson
Larissa Szporluck
Christof Scheele
Brenda Miller
Lee Gulyas
Brenda Hillman
RJ Ingram
Laura Berger
Brittany Connolly
Jonathan Plombon
Kevin Halleran
Tita Ramirez
Robert Long Foreman
Sean Prentiss
Tony Whedon
Kathleen Rooney and Elisa Gabbert
Candice Wuehle
Christopher Citro

Enter the 2013 Robert J. DeMott Short Prose Contest

Prize: $1,000 + Publication

Deadline: Nov. 30th, 2013

Congratulations to the 2012 prize-winner, Jennifer S. Cheng, whose piece "Nu Wa: The Flood" appears in Volume 19.


Issue 17

"You shall know us by our velocity: the centrality to me of speed, compression, brevity. The work that I espouse and try to embody is congruent wih the voilent rapidity of contemporary culture."

-David Shields

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