TriQuarterly

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TQO is the literary magazine of Northwestern University and of the MA/MFA in Creative Writing program. Edited by graduate students in the program, supervised by faculty, and available around the world, TriQuarterly Online will remain "an international journal of writing, art, and cultural inquiry." Soon TQO will also begin to create an online archive of its own history by publishing individual works from its past, often with new accompanying comments by the writers. The Northwestern University Library is embarking on the project of digitizing the entire history of the journal.

As a web journal, TQO will also have the new capacity of adding audio, video, and a variety of new and frequently uploaded content to supplement its schedule of publishing issues twice a year. In 1958, the "tri-quarterly" was so named because its original form as a student magazine was published in each of the three quarters of Northwestern's academic year, and not in the fourth quarter, summer. This name has been belied at times by the magazine's real publishing schedule, but now TQO will alter the tradition quite deliberately to one of semi-annual publishing of discrete issues and frequent updating with new reviews, interviews, blog posts and excerpts from longer works. And for the first time, new writing published in this journal can be read everywhere there is web access.

Poetry rejections

Standard

Thank you for offering us the opportunity to review your work. We regret that we cannot publish your submission, as it does not meet the magazine's current needs.

Please accept our apologies for this form letter, but the volume of submissions we receive makes it impossible to respond personally.

We wish you the best of luck in placing your work.

Sincerely, The Editors TriQuarterly

Higher Tier

Thank you for sharing your work with us. Although these poems made it far in our selection process and our editors took great care in considering them, we have decided that they don’t quite meet our needs at this time. We hope that you’ll consider submitting to us again, though. We really did like your style and enjoyed reading your work. TriQuarterly’s spring submission period for poetry is from March to May.

Sincerely, The Editors of TriQuarterly

Prose rejections

Standard

Thank you for offering us the opportunity to review your work. We regret that we cannot publish your submission, as it does not meet the magazine's current needs.

Please accept our apologies for this form letter, but the volume of submissions we receive makes it impossible to respond personally.

We wish you the best of luck in placing your work.

Higher Tier

Dear [writer's name],

Thank you for sending us "[name of story]." We appreciate the opportunity to read your work and regret that it does not fit the needs of TriQuarterly. We wish you success in placing it for publication.

Know that our editors really enjoyed this story and we encourage you to send more work to TriQuarterly. Thanks again for thinking of us!

Sincerely, The Editors of TriQuarterly

Higher Tier (2018)

Dear [writer's name],

Thank you for sending us "[story]." We appreciate the opportunity to read your work.

While we weren't able to align on publication, we want to let you know that this piece did get our attention. We enjoy your writing and do hope you'll submit again.

Sincerely, The Editors of TriQuarterly