Dulcet Quarterly is a new inclusive feminist literary magazine. They “are dedicated to showcasing emerging writers and artists with the intention of supporting the visibility of stories, experiences, and identities that may not have the proper platforms to be seen or heard. This is our space, together.”
I wondered how and why this new lit mag came to be, so I asked editor Elizabeth Tsung and she kindly replied. See my interview with Tsung and submission guidelines below.
HOPKINSON: Tell me a little bit about Dulcet Quarterly.
TSUNG: Dulcet Quarterly is a new feminist magazine dedicated to showcasing emerging talent. We will publish art, fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction on a quarterly basis, with the exception of our first year. I am the Founder and Editor-in-Chief, and my best friend since high school is the Artistic Director.
HOPKINSON: What gave you the idea to start a literary magazine?
TSUNG: I noticed that many literary magazines were all looking for the same thing. But that gets repetitive, and I feel like there’s no risk. I want to publish work outside of the box. Work from people who never went to grad school. Work from different voices. We want Dulcet Quarterly to privilege authors and their stories that do not have privilege, or at least if an author does have a level of privilege, we publish their work that expresses the lack thereof.
HOPKINSON: What type of work are you looking for?
TSUNG: We are looking for work that embraces darkness, individuality and risk. We want our contributors to write from their heart, even if it is different and not your typical story.
HOPKINSON: What are some of your favorite journals?
TSUNG: A few of our favorite journals/magazines include Unbroken Journal, Vagabond City Lit and Winter Tangerine Review.
HOPKINSON: Where can poets send submissions?
TSUNG: Our submissions page is here: http://www.dulcetquarterly.com/submissions. I cannot stress enough to prospective contributors that they follow guidelines (and not just for Dulcet Quarterly, but all magazines) and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOPKINSON: If someone has a question, how can they contact you?
TSUNG: Great question! We use the main email for all correspondences.