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Bards and Sages Quarterly is a quarterly fantasy, horror, and science fiction literary magazine published by Bards and Sages, and edited by Julie Ann Dawson.[1][2] Its first issue was released in January 2009.[3][4] It is a semi-professional paying market and publishes short and flash fiction.[5]

Bards and Sages Quarterly
Editor-in-chiefJulie Ann Dawson
CategoriesSpeculative fiction, fantasy, horror, science fiction, short fiction, flash fiction
First issueJanuary 1, 2009; 10 years ago (2009-01-01)
CompanyBards and Sages
CountryUnited States
Based inNew Jersey
LanguageAmerican English

The Magazine holds an annual Readers Choice Author or the Year contest. Past winners have included Eugie Foster (2009), Julia Martins (2015) and Deborah Cher (2016).


  1. ^ "Editor Interview for Bards and Sages Quarterly". 2010-05-20. Retrieved 2011-02-20.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Toi, Cassey. "Interview with Julie Ann Dawson". Nevermet Press. Retrieved 2011-02-20.
  3. ^ "Bards and Sages Quarterly: January 2009 by Julie Ann Dawson - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists". Goodreads. Retrieved 2011-02-20.
  4. ^ "Bards And Sages Quarterly | Julie Ann Dawson | Horror Books". Hellhorror. Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2011-02-20.
  5. ^ "Duotrope Digest - Publication Details: Bards and Sages Quarterly". Archived from the original on 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2011-02-20.

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