Interested in being published in the Bi Women Quarterly?


Please read through these guidelines before submitting and include all requested information in your submission.

BWQ features the voices of women with bi+ sexualities (i.e., bi, pan, fluid, and other non-binary sexualities). We see “woman” as a broad category with space for an array of gender identities and expressions. We welcome contributions from bi+ women who identify as trans, non-binary, cis, and beyond.

Every issue has a theme. While we will consider all submissions, content related to the theme are prioritized.

We welcome essays, poetry, news articles about current issues and events related to bi+ topics, creative writing, musings, film, book, & theater reviews, letters to the editor, visual art (photos, paintings, drawings, images of 3-dimensional art), and more.

Please submit your words in a word document (.doc, docx or .rtf) or in the body of an email. Use single spacing, 11 pt font in Adobe Garamond Pro (or closest available font). Please do not send pdfs. Different spacing and formatting is okay if submitting poetry but please use Adobe Garamond Pro (11pt), if possible. Images should be high resolution and submitted electronically in .jpg or .png format.

Bi Women Quarterly and Robyn Ochs, Editor reserve the right to reprint your work in current and future related publications, in print and/or online. We will attempt to notify you in advance if we do so. You retain ownership of your work and may re-use it, provided that its previous appearance in Bi Women Quarterly is noted, along with our website (e.g., “This piece previously appeared in Bi Women Quarterly (at”).

Note that Bi Women Quarterly is a print and digital publication. Issues of BWQ are sent via mail and then posted online in both magazine and PDF format at

Submission length: there is no minimum length. Maximum length: 1500 words. Please do not send pieces over this count unless requested by the editor or approved by her. Mail all submissions and pitches to

Before submitting your writing, please run it through spell check and grammar check. Consider, too, asking a friend or two to read your piece for you and provide feedback.

Please include the following at the top of your submission:

  • Your name:
  • Your email address:
  • Your Twitter or other social media handles (if public):
  • The name you wish to use in BWQ: (you are welcome to use a pseudonym or modify your actual name):
  • Name of the piece you are submitting:
  • A short, 1 to 2 sentence, 3rd person bio that includes your geographic location (e.g.: Robyn Ochs lives in the Boston area and is the editor of BWQ.) to follow your piece:
  • Finally, you are encouraged — but not required — to submit a photo with your work. Photos should be at least 300 dpi, and have good contrast. This can be a headshot of yourself or an image relevant to your submission that you have the rights to use.