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Headway Quarterly
  • Type of organization
  • Phone
    (347) 461-7969
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    Headway Quarterly is a process-focused literary magazine accepting submissions of fiction, poetry, essays and other written work on any theme. At Headway Quarterly, we believe that writing is recursive and discursive, requiring revisitation, revision, and reimagining. Unlike most literary magazines that presuppose finality and present submissions as untouchable artifacts, Headway showcases the process of writing—not simply the product. We ask all of our contributors to submit "Process Materials" to be published alongside their “finished” submission. With this, we aim to push back against the traditional literary magazine structure by foregrounding the writing process, and to create a space for writers to participate in conversations about their writing—asking questions about process, drafting, revision, authorial voice, and medium.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Anna Pedersen
  • Contact title
    Founder and Managing Editor
  • Publishes
    essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, translation, audio, video
  • Focus
    Headway aims to challenge traditional notions of publication by foregrounding the writing process alongside submissions.
  • Recent Awards Received
    2019 Firecracker Award finalist in the category of Best Debut Magazine
  • Submissions policy
    We accept submissions on a rolling basis. Submissions should be limited to 3,000 words. Simultaneous and/or multiple submissions are allowed and encouraged. Headway will also publish “Process Materials” from our writers along with their original submissions. These materials can take any form: a writer’s log, a journal entry, a poem, an annotated bibliography, a doodle, a photograph, a recording, even a conversation with the editors (or any combination of these, and more). We will provide more information about this aspect of Headway when we get in touch with an acceptance. You can create them now, create them later, ask us questions to help you brainstorm, but we don’t need your materials until your original submission has been accepted. (See website for details)
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
  • Submission Guidelines URL
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
  • Reading period
    Year round
  • Reporting time
    3 - 8 weeks
  • Contests
    Our (paying!) contest on the theme of TASTE is open through through February 21, 2020. More info: headwaylit.org/contest (See website for details)
  • Number of paid staff
  • Number of unpaid staff
  • CLMP Member?
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • Number of Issues per Year
  • Average Page Views per Month
  • Average Unique Visitors per Month
  • Publish Print Anthology?
  • Anthology Price
    coming later this year!
  • Publishes (%)
    30% Fiction, 30% Nonfiction, 30% Poetry, 10% Essays
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