Ends on May 30, 2017
Your fiction should be startled by its own voice; your characters, by what cruel sentence some unseen hand has delegated; Noble / Gas Qtrly’s masthead, by the conclusion of this breathless high-wire act.

Limit 7,500 words. No excerpts of longer works—standalone pieces only.

Limit one (1) submission per issue.

Ends on May 30, 2017
Your poetry should be the strike of a match among the cheat grass, the chaparral of country blighted by drought. Your poetry should be the cloudburst that snuffs it out, slakes the land. Your poetry should determine whether life is worth the ribbons of flesh it strips from between your shoulder blades.

Limit five (5) poems (in one (1) document).

Limit one (1) submission per issue.

Your nonfiction should be the direct result of placing a beaker full of distress, saudade, and emancipate exultation over a Bunsen burner. Leave it unattended. Be thorough in your lab report.

Limit 7,500 words. No excerpts of longer works—standalone pieces only.

Limit one (1) submission per issue.

Ends on May 30, 2017$3.00 - 7.00
$3.00 - 7.00
Your tip jar/expedited submission should be generous of spirit and acquainted with the term nonrefundable.

Fees of $3, $5, and $7 afford you one-week turnarounds on submissions of up to 3,000, 5,000, and 7,500 words, respectively.

Limit one (1) submission per issue.

Funds go toward the annual Birdwhistle Prize.
Your Short Circuits should allow one current—one idea—to travel an unintended path with little or no impedance. The specter of calamity can often become a spectacle.

Limit 1,000 words (each); limit three (3) pieces (in one (1) document).

Limit one (1) submission per issue.