Getting the most from CQI

This post is for those who are unsure what CQ International Publishing has to offer authors, artists and creatives.



CQI is an online, free to read quarterly periodical with a current readership of approximately 50K people spread over 90 countries.

Each quarter CQI magazine bases its main content on a ‘theme’.

The November edition is subtitled ‘Sci-Fi season’ this will be followed by ‘A New Year of Romance’ in January 2018, ‘Crime Wave’ in May and ‘A summer of Sound’ in August and so forth.

If you author books, paint, create music, dance, sculpt, write poetry, blog, sing, dance, draw, make digital art, craft goods, products or design jewellery as an independent creative, then CQI is the place where you can showcase your work to a worldwide audience.

CQI encourages the submissions of articles, stories and poetry in all languages, dual entries in English and another language are most welcomed.

CQI magazine offers a once-only FREE introductory promotional entry into one edition of CQI to all independents.

However, if you join the ‘C-club’, you can take advantage of ongoing FREE advertising and marketing in future editions of CQI magazine and benefit from many of the associated marketing and promotional publications and events mentioned below.

Read the latest edition of CQI

Submissions: See submissions guide




‘The collection’ is an annual gift ideas catalogue designed to help with year-around giving.

Whether it is a birthday, anniversary, engagement, wedding or a special day such as Easter, Christmas, Mothers or Father’s Day, The Collection has a great range of gifts to suit, from handmade crafts, Clothing, Greetings and Occasional cards from Puddleduck. High-tech gadgets for the home, presents for Him & Her and much more.

If you make handcrafted goods, have artworks or prints for sale, design tech, then The Collection is a great place to let the world know what you do.

FREE listings for C-club members.

Enquiries: Email –  Subject bar: The Collection 



THE LIST is a catalogue of books carefully selected by CQI.

The books included are fiction, semi-fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photographic and… well almost anything written or compiled by indie authors.

Anthologies, short story and poetry collections welcome. As are photo/coffee table books.

For ease of access, it is preferred if the books are listed on Amazon websites.

Inclusion into THE LIST is primarily by invitation, but requests for listing are accepted for scrutiny.

FREE inclusion (if your book is accepted) for C-club members.

Enquiries: Email –  Subject bar: The List



This is a FREE promotion, ONLY for C-club authors.

CQ International Publishing will select, at random, a C-club members book and promote it over several major social media sites for a minimum of one day.

The Book Blat is FREE, but only applies to C-club members.



As above, but promoting a single piece of a C-club members art.

Includes painting, digital art, collage, jewellery design, handcrafted giftware etc.


You will have notice C-club being mentioned frequently above.

What is C-club and how can you join?

C-club is CQ International Publishing’s way of offering their dedicated followers something special in return.

C- club membership gives prime access to the above and to other, not yet revealed initiatives.

By joining C-club, you will be contributing to the ‘Inspiration & Encouragement fund’. A fund we have established, as the title suggests, to encourage and inspire creative writing and art.

Beneficiaries of this fund are designated by CQI.

Join the C-club today for a nominal fee of £5.00 per annum and start promoting your works, to a global audience for FREE.

Join the C-club now


Attention all Romance writers, Romantic artists, Song writers and Lovers.


CQI Magazine is giving notice the February 2018 edition will be the…

 ‘New-Year of Romance’ edition.

CQI Magazine is accepting submissions for this edition, from the 4th of December.

Submissions from author support, such as book cover designers, formatters, editors, proofreaders, marketers and promotional services are also welcome.

This offer is FREE OF CHARGE to Indies who have never promoted/appeared in CQI before* and all independent authors, artists, creatives, small support services and small/self-publishing houses, who are members of the C-club.

Non C-Club members may incur standard advertising fees.

Please read the FULL submission guide HERE

* ALL Indies are offered their first promotion in CQI without charge, thereafter they MUST be C-club members to benefit from FREE marketing and advertising.

All free promos are subject to space, availability and editorial whimsy.

Meanwhile, below is an abridged version regarding the forthcoming edition. For full and/or detail specifications please see the Submissions Guide and/or Advertising page(s).


The Authors feature to include a short biography & photograph. (jpg/png only)

Links to Amazon author page/fb page/website.

Large Image and promotional blurb of current book. (jpg/png only)

An extract of up to 250 words from current book. (doc/docx only)

Thumbnail images of previous books. (jpg/png only)

Hyperlinks to buy sites for books.



Short biography and photograph. (jpg/png only)

Link to website/galleries.

Up to nine artwork images (Title and descriptions optional. jpg/png only).

Hyperlinks to buy sites/galleries.



The feature offered will be as above, but tailored to suit the individual services offered.


CQI Magazine is the flagship publication of CQ International Publishing.

CQI is a recognised international digital periodical magazine with a readership in 88 countries.

Features in CQI Magazine allow you to promote your work and services to a worldwide audience with minimum effort.

Providing you are an Indie and a current member of the C-club, you will not need to pay for any promotion in any edition of CQI.

ALL Submissions MUST follow the guidelines 

Deadline for all editions is midnight (BST/GMT) the 20th of the month preceding issue.


CQ International Publishing website can be found at

Click on cover image to read






The best news, for indie authors, artists, creatives and their support services, is the introduction of the C-club, which allows members ongoing FREE features, showcases and advertising in CQI, (subject to availability.)

Membership of the C-club gives FREE access to over 50,000+ readers, in 90 countries, (and growing) with each quarterly edition.

An annual, nominal membership fee of £5.00 secures members FREE promotions in CQI and many future associated promotions.

Subscribe to this blog to be alerted and informed of other upcoming and planned promotions for C-club members.

Please note, part of the C-club subscription fee is used for CQ International Publishing’s ‘Inspiration & Encouragement fund‘.


Joining is simple, use the Paypal Button below for your membership fee.

That’s it!


If you want to make doubly sure we know you have joined the C-club, email & inform us directly, at

Don’t forget to write C-club on your remittance advice & email.

We will email you back with confirmation, your C-club member’s badge and number.

Submission deadline and theme schedule.


Please note: Unless otherwise stated, final submission dates for ALL editions of CQI Magazine is the 20th of the month preceding publication.

As part of the continued development of CQI Magazine, forthcoming editions will have a prime theme :-

August 2017  is the ‘Summer of Fantasy’   (current issue)

November, the Christmas edition, is ‘Sci-Fi Season’ 

February 2018, ‘A New-year of Romance’ (Submissions OPEN from 27th December 2017)

May, ‘Crime Wave’

August, ‘A Summer of Sound

November, ‘The Horror Quarter’

February 2019 ‘Thrillers & Suspense season’

Beyond which, we have nothing scheduled, just flexible ideas.

Check this blog regularly to keep updated with the latest news from CQI. Better still, follow this blog page and be advised whenever there is an update.

Don’t worry, we do not spam. We only post genuine update notifications.

Submissions for each edition must be made following the published guidelines.

All Indie authors, artists, creatives and support, who are members of the C-club benefit from FREE promotions. (subject to availability)

Non-members may incur standard advertising fees.