Founded in 2012, Five Quarterly is an online literary project that invites readers of all kinds to participate in our editorial process and offers writers a place where they can feel excited to submit their most personal work.

Each quarter, five new guest editors of varying class and professional backgrounds ultimately select five poems and five fiction pieces for online publication, a model we really hope will help to introduce fresh perspectives, diversify the face of publishing, and encourage an expanding literary community.

Issues are published in January, April, July, and October and we host an Annual e-Chapbook Contest in partnership with Newark Academy.

Update: With so much love and support, we closed our doors in 2016. You can read about our decision on VIDA right here.

Vanessa Jimenez Gabb + Crissy Van Meter

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