Written by Ella Peary March 2nd, 2023

Chapter House Journal: Now Seeking Submissions

Chapter House (formerly Mud City) is an online journal produced and published by the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Low Residency MFA Creative Writing Program. While the journal is grounded in the values of IAIA, they publish a wide range of authors from diverse backgrounds, and they encourage submissions from all historically marginalized groups. To get a sense of what they publish, you can read Chapter House online.

Chapter House is published twice a year, and each edition features writing from around fifteen contributors. They publish poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, and they occasionally publish screenwriting. On their blog, they also publish reviews, interviews, and videos of craft talks and readings.

Now through April 16, Chapter House is accepting submissions for their Summer 2023 edition. Poets may submit three to five poems, totaling five pages or fewer. Authors of fiction or creative nonfiction may submit one short story or creative nonfiction essay, or up to three flashes, 5,000 words or fewer total.

Chapter House accepts submissions using Submittable, not via email or by post.  They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw writing published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work, including writing published on blogs and social media.

Chapter House only accepts submissions that follow the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Chapter House, please visit their website at https://chjournal.submittable.com/submit.


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