Publication in the Spring Magazine and fall chapbooks are only open to writers enrolled at Otterbein University (full- or part-time) at the time of submission. All submissions are blind, meaning that only the faculty advisor of Quiz & Quill knows the identities of writers and artists until after final selections are made by staff and editors. In order to maintain your anonymity during this part of the process, please do not include your name on the file containing your submission. 
Submit photographs and high-res scans of other art forms as jpg files. All art submissions will be considered for the Cover Contest and the contents of the Spring Magazine. Please note that images may be cropped to fit the dimensions of the page design. We only accept submissions from current Otterbein students; each artist may submit up to three entries.
Personal essays must relate to personal responses or experiences and be written in familiar style. This category includes but is not limited to essayistic approaches to memoir, literary journalism, travel writing, nature writing, etc. Strictly academic or scholarly essays should be submitted to Aegis instead of Quiz & Quill. While submissions for Writing Awards will also be considered for publication in the Spring Magazine, we are not able to publish essays exceeding 12 double-spaced pages. We only accept submissions from current Otterbein students; each writer may submit up to two essays.
Plays, screenplays, scenes, acts, monologues, etc. may deal with any topic. We urge writers submitting scenes or acts from longer plays to include a statement providing the background information we need to understand the significance of the scene you have sent. While submissions for Writing Awards will also be considered for publication in the Spring Magazine, we are not able to publish scripts exceeding 15 double-spaced pages. We only accept submissions from current Otterbein students; each writer may submit up to two scripts in this category.
Ends on January 15, 2018
Stories must be fictional narratives dealing with any subject. While submissions for Writing Awards will also be considered for publication in the Spring Magazine, we are not able to publish stories exceeding 12 double-spaced pages. We only accept submissions from current Otterbein students; each writer may submit up to two stories in this category.
Poems may be no longer than 50 lines, and should deal with subjects of a spiritual nature. We only accept submissions from current Otterbein students; each writer may submit up to three poems in this category.
Stories may be submitted by any junior or senior who has attended Otterbein University for at least one year prior to the contest. Each story shall be based on some established incident, fact or phase of American history. Stories must be original and emphasize virtue of citizenship. The historical element of the piece must not be distorted so as to destroy it. While submissions for Writing Awards will also be considered for publication in the Spring Magazine, we are not able to publish stories exceeding 12 double-spaced pages. We only accept submissions from current Otterbein students; each writer may submit up to two stories in this category.
Ends on January 15, 2018
Poems of any length and on any subject are accepted. We only accept submissions from current Otterbein students; each writer may submit up to three poems in this category.