1932 Quarterly is a new international print literature quarterly. They publish poetry and short prose and are currently open for submissions of literature written in the English language.
I wondered how and why this lit mag came to be, so I asked editor Layla Lenhardt and she kindly replied. See my interview with Lenhardt and submission guidelines below.
HOPKINSON: Tell me a little bit about 1932 Quarterly.
LENHARDT: 1932 Quarterly is named after the birth year of Sylvia Plath. It began as a way to bring people from all parts of the world together and has since grown tremendously. We have had writers from six continents submit to us, as well as having editors from North America, Europe, and Asia. 1932 is a journal that intends to bring people together, and we want to make unlikely voices heard throughout the world. It’s about sharing what’s in your heart and learning that people from different places all learn, hurt, and heal the same way. It’s about building a family of humans and writers.
HOPKINSON: How/why was 1932 originally started?
LENHARDT: Last summer I had moved to Indiana from the east coast and I was feeling really removed and a little sad. I just started missing everyone I had ever known and, having lived in many states and countries, that list was very long. I just wanted to find a way to bring everyone I loved together somehow. I was day drinking in a swimming pool when the idea came to me. I would make my own literary journal and bring everyone together.
HOPKINSON: What type of work are you looking for?
LENHARDT: We take poetry and prose submissions from anyone who lives on earth. If you’ve lived on this planet, you can submit (soon we will be expanding to Mars and beyond, so don’t worry, space people). We publish a good mix of new and published writers. We also accept previously published work and simultaneous submissions. Also as long as I’m breathing, we will never charge a submission fee.
HOPKINSON: What are some of your favorite journals?
LENHARDT: My absolute favorite literary journals are Thrush and 32 Poems. I spend my time constantly pouring over literary journals because they’re my favorite things to read. I also love Sigma Tau Delta’s Rectangle and Prairie Schooner, just to name a few. All these feature absolutely stunning and exceptional work, and I’d like to think 1932 Quarterly can hold our own in the ring as well.
HOPKINSON: Where can poets/writers send submissions?
LENHARDT: Submissions can be sent to 1932Quarterly@gmail.com. We accept up to 10 poems and 3 short prose, no longer than 10 pages each. Please attach these in a Word document and remember to include a short bio. Our guidelines are on our website 1932Quarterly.com.
HOPKINSON: If someone has a question, how can they contact you?
LENHARDT: For general inquiries, you can head over to our website and check out our frequently asked questions page. If you’d like to become an editor or work with 1932 Quarterly, you can email me at Lenhardt.email@example.com, if you have any other questions beyond that, feel free to email 1932Quaterly@gmail.com. You can follow our Instagram, facebook, and twitter all @1932Quarterly for updates.
DEADLINE: October 10, 2017
SUBMISSION FEE: None
NOTES: Previously published and simultaneous submissions are okay.
FORMS: poetry and short prose