Submissions Are Currently Closed

Submissions Will Reopen October 2020


The Southern Quill is an undergraduate literary journal edited by students at Dixie State University. Published annually since 1951, our journal has been in circulation for more than half a century. We welcome exceptional and polished submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual arts from writers and artists residing in Utah and Clark County, Nevada, as well as, DSU's faculty, staff, and students.


  • We do not accept previously published work, regardless of format or circulation.

  • We accept simultaneous submissions so long as you withdraw your submission if your work is accepted elsewhere.

  • Submitters between the ages of 12-17 must submit all categories of work to the Young Adult section.

  • Please include a short biography of 50 to 100 words with your submission. We will include it in our publication should we accept your work.

  • Upon publication, all rights will revert back to the author. 

  • ​SQ contributors will receive one copy of the issue in which their work appears as compensation. Additional copies will be available for purchase. 

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to read your work, we look forward to it. 

Southern Quill's annual publication would not be possible without our generous donors, contributors both writers and artists, and the hard work from our dedicated staff.  Thank you for making this journal a reality.