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Welcome to 1932

Named after Plath’s birth year, 1932 Quarterly was born in a swimming pool in the Midwest as a way to bring people from all over the world together in one place. We accept submissions from people in every walk of life, every background, every age, every language, dialect, and style. Our mission is to bring little pieces of the hearts and minds of unlikely friends from all over the world together in four yearly books.

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Letter from the Editor

Dear readers, submitters, and curious folk alike,

I’ve always been awful at missing people -utterly and completely terrible at it. I’ve been lucky enough to live in dozens of cities and countries across this darling earth and I’ve been even luckier to fall in love with the vast number of people I’ve met. Unfortunately, I’ve had to leave everyone I’ve ever loved as well. I’ve always wished for one thing and one thing only, and that was to bring all of the people who’ve ever made me feel alive, youthful, electric, comforted, not alone, appreciated, and sublimely happy in one place and that’s what I plan to do with 1932 Quarterly. 1932 Quarterly is my way of having everyone I’ve ever loved -from Seattle to London to Philly to Vienna and everywhere in between- in one place. At least between the covers of 1932 Quarterly they’ll all be in one place and it will bridge the distance gap. So this is about bringing unlikely people together and building an everlasting bond and it has been such a beautiful and fulfilling endeavor so far.

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Layla Lenhardt


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Submissions For Our Autumn 2018 Issue Are OPEN.


Submission Guidelines

We do not have a set theme; however, we respond favorably to fiction that makes us feel. Additionally, we accept resubmissions, simultaneous submissions, and previously published work.
Please, send submissions to


1. You may submit up to 7 pieces of poetry of any length with any type of formatting.
2. Please, attach all poetry submissions in one word processing document (Microsoft Word preferred).
3. Please, send submissions to


1. You may submit up to 3 pieces of short prose, no more than 10 pages in length each.
2. Please, attach all prose submissions in one word processing document (Microsoft Word preferred).
3. Please, send submissions to
Be sure to include a short third-person biography of no more than 40 words.
We look forward to receiving the fruits of your creative labor!
The 1932 Staff