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Mud Season Review 235

About

Mud Season Review is an international literary journal affiliated with the Burlington Writers Workshop, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit bringing free writing workshops to writers. Our all-volunteer staff is dedicated to creating a journal that mirrors the openness of those workshops, in which writers of all genres support each other’s love of writing and reading, provide vibrant, kind, insightful feedback, forge significant creative relationships, and demonstrate that the pursuit of excellence in their craft doesn’t have to be formal, exclusive or anonymous. We aim to publish strong, skillful writing from far and wide, work that can teach something about writing: what it can do with experience, the experience it can provide a reader, and we hope always to include voices new to us and new to publication. Our editors have widely different backgrounds, but are all dedicated writers and experienced readers, both critical and generous. We consider this diversity of perspective our strength, allowing us to find and recognize in writing what speaks to anyone willing to tune in: a strong voice or vision, ranging widely and deeply, tracking inside the mud of all the climates we live in.

Voluntary Fees: This project accepts voluntary fees for "tip jar" submissions.
Want more insight into the editors' preferences? Read our interview with the editor(s).

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 6 x per year.

Fiction Open

Dates:
Open to fiction submissions through 31 October 2021* (approx. 7 days from now). 4
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 6,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Nonfiction Open

Dates:
Open to nonfiction submissions through 31 October 2021* (approx. 7 days from now). 1
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Memoir.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayUp to 6,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 6,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Poetry Open

Dates:
Open to poetry submissions through 31 October 2021* (approx. 7 days from now). 4
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; 3 - 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Visual Art Open

Dates:
Open to visual art submissions through 31 October 2021* (approx. 7 days from now). 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Drawing, Mixed media, Collage, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles, including: Abstract, Conceptual, Realist, Surrealist.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUp to 6 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under US$10 per piece) to Semi-pro payment (US$10-49 per piece) Pay ranges from Token payment (under US$10 per piece) to Semi-pro payment (US$10-49 per piece).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

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Dates

Last Updated: 20 Oct 2021
Last Checked: 18 Oct 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 25 Jun 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 12 Jun 2014

Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • Be professional, patient, and persistent.