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Please make sure to read through the submission guidelines on our website before submitting. We currently accept unsolicited manuscript submissions for the following categories:

Poetry & Prose - Please submit work that is 80+ pages, along with a description of your collection and a short author bio. The submission fee for poetry manuscripts is $15

Fiction - Please submit the first 20 pages of your manuscript, along with a synopsis (250 words or less) and a short author bio. The submission fee for fiction manuscripts is $20.

If you have a manuscript that doesn't fit into these genres, we're still interested! Please send us an email with a short synopsis (250 words or less) and we will work with you to bring your vision to life. The more out-of-the-box the better! You can email us at [email protected].

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Fiction Manuscripts Fee: usd $20.00

Open

Closes on Friday, March 31, 2023 11:59 PM PDT (in 62 days)

Please make sure to read through the submission guidelines on our website before submitting.

Fiction submissions should:

  • Include the first three chapters of your manuscript
  • Not have been published previously
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please retract your submission if it has been accepted elsewhere
  • Include your name and contact information at the top of your manuscript

If you have any questions or concerns regarding submissions, please email [email protected]

Happy submitting!

Issue 3: Bloom & Blossom Fee: usd $3.00

Open

Closes on Monday, February 20, 2023 11:59 PM PST (in 23 days)

The theme of our Spring issue is Bloom & Blossom!


About our theme: Spring is a time for the flourish of creativity. A time to breathe new life into the Earth. A time for us to plant our seeds and begin to grow. Through each season of our lives, we blossom; we bloom. The world may shift all around us, tearing up our soil and roots. Yet, through all of it, we grow. We grow upwards - towards the sunlight that nourishes us and gives us the hope of a new Spring. The theme of Bloom & Blossom is all about the resurgence of life, growth, and the creativity we feel as the days start to get longer and our flowers begin to open up again. We want to hear from you what it means to Bloom & Blossom this Spring.


What we're looking for: We want your poetry, short stories, visual art, photography, essays - any medium you choose to express yourself in is welcome! For poetry submissions, please submit up to three poems. For art or photography, please submit up to five pieces. Short stories should be 2000 words or less and essays should be 1000 words or less. Fees for all submissions to the magazine are $3.


Our magazine is released quarterly, with the Spring issue set to release in March 2023. We are accepting submissions for this quarter's magazine from January 15th-February 20th. All contributors accepted to this edition will receive a free copy of the zine once it has been printed.

Poetry Manuscripts Fee: usd $15.00

Open

Closes on Friday, March 31, 2023 11:59 PM PDT (in 62 days)

Please make sure to read through the submission guidelines on our website before submitting.

Poetry manuscripts should:

  • Be at least 80 pages
  • Not have been published previously
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please retract your submission if it has been accepted elsewhere
  • Include your name and contact information at the top of your manuscript

If you have any questions or concerns regarding submissions, please email [email protected]

Happy submitting!

Issue 2: Winter Dreams

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Please make sure to read through the submission guidelines on our website before submitting.

The theme of issue 2 is Winter Dreams. Winter Dreams is about the musing and imagination of the biting cold. The daydreaming that happens in front of a warm fire. The scrawlings on a page as winter looms above.

We want this theme to be open to interpretation so we're open to any and all of your winter dreams.

We want your poetry, short stories, visual art, photography, essays - any medium you choose to express yourself in is welcome! For poetry submissions, please submit up to three poems. For art or photography, please submit up to 5 pieces. Short stories should be 2000 words or less and essays should be 1000 words or less. Fees for all submissions to the magazine are $3.

Submissions will be open from October 1st-October 31st!

Monthly Musings

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Our newsletter is currently on hiatus but we hope to restart it in mid-2023!

Monthly Musings is a digital newsletter sent out to Musing Publication's subscribers at the end of each month! We want to include any creative endeavors from our amazing contributors. Please read through the submission guidelines on our website before submitting.

For poetry, prose, and art submissions: please include up to three pieces of work for consideration, as well as a short bio and description of your work

For flash fiction, short stories, and non-fiction submissions: please try to keep your submissions under 800 words, as well as including a short bio and description of your work.

Submissions for our newsletter are completely free, but if you feel so inclined and want to help out a small press, please consider a donation to the tip jar. It helps us run and provide more resources for our contributors!