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 online, a 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 2018.

If you author books, paint, create music, dance, sculpt, write poetry, blog, sing, dance, draw, make digital art, are a photographer, craft goods, products or design jewellery as an independent creative, or an artisan, 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 any another language(s) are most welcome.

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.

Read the latest edition of CQI

Submissions: See submissions guide

C-Club: Follow this link


Attention all Crime writers, artists, illustrators, bloggers & creatives…


CQI Magazine is giving notice the MAY 2018 edition will be themed on crime, criminality and associated genre & subtitled…



CQI Magazine is accepting submissions for this edition, from the 1st March

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 the current book. (jpg/png only)

An extract of up to 250 words from t 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.


Click on cover image to read

CQIRoamance Feb18

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’ 

May, ‘Crime Wave’ (Submissions open from 1st March)

August, ‘A Summer of Sound

November, ‘The Horror Quarter’

February 2019 ‘Thrillers & Suspense season’

May ‘Ghostly Paranormal hauntings

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.