The Southern Quill celebrates 70 years!


Lit. Since 1951

First printed in 1951, The Southern Quill, published by Dixie State University has been in circulation for more than half a century. The journal welcomes exceptional and polished submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual arts from writers and artists residing in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, as well as Dixie State University students, faculty, and staff.


Short Story, Flash Fiction, and Frame Story

Creative Non-Fiction

Personal Essay, Essay of Ideas, Travel Writing


Haiku, Free Verse, Acrostic 

Visual Art

Photographs, Digital Art, Painting

Young Adult

13-17 years old