On Thursday, March 16th, join PBQ for our March Slam at the club! P & P’s own Steve Volk will be our host, and comedian Setoiyo Ekpo will be our special guest! The fun starts at 7:00 p.m. Have a drink, play our improv writing game, and win a prize! Pen & Pencil is located […]
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PBQ @ the Pen & Pencil!
Join PBQ and friends at January 19th’s Slam at 7:00 p.m.! Juliet Hope Wayne will regale us with story telling, and then the audience will (kinda, sorta) take over. The P&P Club will be providing drinks and a great atmosphere, and PBQ will have prizes! You never know what will happen; this month, there are […]
PBQ Slam Session!
Join Painted Bride Quarterly on Thursday, 11/17, at 7:00 p.m. for a Slam session! It’s November: we deserve extra! This month we present blues guitarist Mike Albrecht, poet Sarah Browning, and story-teller and comedian, Juliet Hope Wayne. The audience provides both the entertainment and the judging; PBQ provides prizes, and as always, the P & […]
Slam Session with PBQ!
Join Painted Bride Quarterly on Thursday, 10/20, at 7:00 p.m. for a Slam session! This month we present Fred Siegel, a certified magic man, and host Steven Volk, a man who should be certified! The audience provides both the entertainment and the judging; PBQ provides prizes, and as always, the P & P serves up […]
PBQ @ Poetry Tent!
Come visit us this weekend at the Poetry Tent at Collingswood’s Book Festival, 10/1/22. The festival begins at 10:00 a.m. We’ll be hanging out at the tent most of the day, and hosting an Open Mic at 3:30!
PBQ @ AWP!
Join us at the RHP PBQ Writer’s Room House Party! March 25th @ 6 PM. Readers, wine, and a sunset! Stay tuned for more details!
PBQ Poet’s Publishing Premier: Carlos Andrés Gómez’s Fractures
We’re so happy to share the news that today, Carlos Andres Gomez’s debut full-length poetry collection, Fractures, is released under the University of Wisconsin Press! Head to UWP to order a copy today! While you wait for your copy of Fractures, give a listen to Episode 6 of the Slush Pile, the editorial meeting that […]
Issue 100 Has Arrived!
We are very excited to announce that Painted Bride Quarterly Issue 100 is here! Check out our latest batch of fiction and poetry.
Temporarily Closing Submissions
PBQ has made the decision to close for general submissions from August to September. We’ll be spending these two months on reading and responding to our backlog, as well as reading for our special issues, #102 Touch and #103 Gestation and Change. When we open for submissions in October, we will be able to respond […]
PBQ presents: Slam Bam Reboot
What Painted Bride Quarterly’s Slam, Bam, Thank you, Mam is a highly warped interactive writing game. This month, comedian Nicole Phoenix will open, Steve Volk will host, and we cannot predict the rest! (Plus—prizes!) We lead the event but the audience is in charge of: writing prompts, performance, and ultimate judgement. The writing produced can […]