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About

The MockingOwl Roost is a literary magazine published by Rita Mock-Pike, Annali Carmel, and Soren Porter. Rita, a journalist, copywriter, and cookbook author by trade, saw a gap in the publishing industry where her award-winning journalist friends couldn’t get essays published simply because they didn’t “fit” in somewhere. Having relished a life of not fitting in for some 38-odd years, Rita went to Soren and Annali and said, “Here’s a thing we need to do.” So, they did this thing. And now the MockingOwl Roost exists. We welcome writers, artists, performers, poets, and daydreamers from anywhere in the world, from any background, and any experience level.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2020

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 March 2023* (approx. 20 days from now) through 31 March 2023. 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Theme(s):
ThemeDeadlineTrack
Overcoming31 Mar 2023*0
Unexpected Delights31 Jul 2023*1
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Short Story Short StoryNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 1000 to 7500 words); Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No NoText 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 Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 March 2023* (approx. 20 days from now) through 31 March 2023. 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Critical, Literary, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Film/Television (Theory/Analysis/Criticism, See guidelines), Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism, Writing), Music (Theory/Analysis/Criticism, See guidelines), Religion/Spirituality (General, See guidelines), Other (May vary).
Theme(s):
ThemeDeadlineTrack
Overcoming31 Mar 2023*0
Unexpected Delights31 Jul 2023*1
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Review ReviewNo specific word count limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Essay EssayNo specific word count limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionNo specific word count limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No NoText 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 Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 March 2023* (approx. 20 days from now) through 31 March 2023. 0
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, including: Other (May vary).
Theme(s):
ThemeDeadlineTrack
Overcoming31 Mar 2023*3
Unexpected Delights31 Jul 2023*4
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No NoText 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 Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 March 2023* (approx. 20 days from now) through 31 March 2023. 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Theme(s):
ThemeDeadlineTrack
Overcoming31 Mar 2023*0
Unexpected Delights31 Jul 2023*0
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUp to 15 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No NoImage 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: 31 Dec 2022
Last Checked: 07 Feb 2023 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 13 Oct 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 18 Oct 2021

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