Guidelines:

Enquiries must be e-mailed to mushmummag@gmail.com.

MUSH/MUM will only accept previously unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but inform MUSH/MUM if your piece is accepted elsewhere.

Please do not include your name on any submission documents as we intend to maintain the selection process as anonymous as possible. If your work is accepted, you will be notified within 60 days and asked to provide a short bio of up to 50 words to accompany your work, but this is not required.

MUSH/MUM welcomes previously published and unpublished authors alike. MUSH/MUM does not necessarily care where you’ve already been published, where you live, or what your biography is.

MUSH/MUM cannot compensate you for your textual contribution(s).

Per contra, MUSH/MUM will never solicit for a submission fee nor renege on its open submission credo.  

Contributors retain all rights, but should acknowledge MUSH/MUM as first publisher if their work subsequently appears in a book or anthology.

 

Poetry Submissions:

 

Submit up to 6 poems. Include all poems in a single .DOC or PDF file.

 

Fiction and Non-fiction Submissions:

 

Submissions may be up to 3,000 words. Include all prose in a single .DOC or PDF file.

 

Flash-fiction, essays, imagery, visual/textual hybrid work, form experimentation:

 

MUSH/MUM recognizes not all textual work may be neatly classified into poetry, non-fiction, and fiction. MUSH/MUM gladly welcomes work that fits between the lines of genre distinctions or outside the conventional map of creative writing altogether. With this in mind, use your best judgment and submit a reasonable amount of work based on the length guidelines for the two aforementioned submission categories.