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The Muleskinner Journal

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The journey is long, and the road is often hard, but that’s why we love it. Whoever you are, whatever you want to send, whatever you are waiting to receive, we drive straight, and we drive true. We publish stories and poems that keep things moving. We deliver the goods.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2021

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Open

Dates:

Open to fiction submissions through 31 July 2024* (approx. 47 days from now). 0

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 3,000 words.
Novel Excerpt Novel ExcerptUp to 3,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Other (May vary).

Theme:
ThemeDeadlineTrack
Grounded31 Jul 2024*0
Payment:

No monetary payment No monetary payment.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Nonfiction Open

Dates:

Open to nonfiction submissions through 31 July 2024* (approx. 47 days from now). 1

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Essay EssayUp to 3,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 3,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Other (May vary).

Theme:
ThemeDeadlineTrack
Grounded31 Jul 2024*0
Payment:

No monetary payment No monetary payment.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Poetry Open

Dates:

Open to poetry submissions through 31 July 2024* (approx. 47 days from now). 0

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Other (May vary).

Theme:
ThemeDeadlineTrack
Grounded31 Jul 2024*1
Payment:

No monetary payment No monetary payment.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


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* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

The Muleskinner Journal Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
AccuracyWe have received 93 reports from 71 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported1 min | 15.5 mean avg | 14.0 median | 79 max days (11.3 std dev)
Responses94.62 %
Acceptances15.05 % of submissions accepted (12.9 avg. days per acceptance) | 19.72 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections79.57 % (16.1 avg. days per rejection) | 44.6 % personal, 36.5 % form, 18.9 % unspecified | 1.1 % rewrite requests | 1.1 % shortlisted
Non-Responses5.38 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded-
Withdrawals5.38 % (12.6 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending4 responses are pending (3 min | 18.8 mean avg | 19.5 median | 33 max days waiting | 14.1 std dev) from 4 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

The editors will try to make a decision within 30 days. (4.3 % of the responses reported to us for this listing have taken longer than 30 days.)
Do not query on the status of your submission before 30 days have passed.
The most common submission tip paid: USD $4.00. (20.6 % reported giving a tip.)
Submissions are acknowledged within 3 days on average.
Most recent response reported was received on 11 Jun 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 06 Jun 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 13 Jun 2024
Last Audited: 06 Mar 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 06 Mar 2022

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