About The Quiet Reader

The Quiet Reader is an online seasonal literary magazine, born in a town called Solitaire, in the state of Quarantine in the country of 2020, founded by travel writer Ramon Stoppelenburg.

Our goal

Our goal is to publish mesmerizing (English) creative fiction and non-fiction, flash prose, travel writing, literary translations, by new, emerging, and established writers.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for writing that surprises, captivates, takes us to another place or just comfortably joins right next to us on the couch.

We encourage submissions from writers of all identities, of any background and living anywhere.

Take us along

Writing that is adventurous, fresh and feels like that late-summer first day at school when you were young. New writing is always new, refreshing and strange at first sight. But let’s get to know the characters involved, take us along and make us smell all the new stuff you present.

Seasonal and in print

The Quiet Reader will be a quarterly online publication, but we are also envisioning a future annual print edition. To hold in your hand. To smell the ink on the paper. To pass on to those readers we missed online.

We strive to publish new material four times online per year.

Writers get paid

Writers who get selected with their submission will get paid a US$ 20 stimulus for their work.