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Muzzle Magazine 239


For the past decade, Muzzle Magazine has published writing of revolution and revelation, and in 2020, on the precipice of a new decade, we will continue seeking submissions that move us not just in feeling, but also in intention. We resist the notion that a journal must have a fixed aesthetic, or that submissions for a new issue should mimic the style or approach of poems in previous issues. Instead, we are looking for poems that move (us) beyond. Institutionalized hate, discrimination, exploitation, rape, violence, tangible and intangible theft, and other abuses of power are older than this country. To that end, we are dedicated to upholding marginalized voices, and prioritize submissions by BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and disAbled authors. We are seeking new answers to old questions and old answers to new questions. We are seeking something we don’t know how to name yet. Poems from Muzzle have been selected for Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Verse Daily.

Want more insight into the editors' preferences? Read our interview with the editor(s).

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2010

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Poetry Temp Closed

Will be open to submissions from 15 December 2022* (approx. 125 days from now) through 15 January 2023. 5
Open to a broad Audience, including: All ethnic groups/populations, All genders.
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Experimental poetry.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Open to all/most Topics.
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; 3 - 5 pieces.
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
OK No No OKText format submissions
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* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

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Last Updated: 15 Jul 2022
Last Checked: 26 Jul 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 05 May 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 05 May 2010

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