Written by Ella Peary May 14th, 2020

Miracle Monocle: Now Seeking Submissions

Helmed at the University of Louisville, Miracle Monocle is an established publisher of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. They also publish a broad range of experimental and hybrid work, and they actively seek flash and micro-fiction as well as work that can’t be categorized by traditional genres. They encourage unpublished and emerging authors to submit. You can get a sense of their style by reading the journal online.

Miracle Monocle launched in 2009, and then relaunched after a hiatus in 2015. Since then, they’ve published two online issues per year. The journal is edited by graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Louisville. They describe their journal as “big and eclectic,” and they look for fresh, enlivening writing in all forms and styles.

Miracle Monocle only accepts submissions during their open reading periods, and they only accept 500 submissions each time they open. They are open right now, but they will close once they reach 500 submissions. They ask that authors only submit once per reading period.

Poets may submit up to three poems. Authors of fiction may submit one short story, 1,000 to 10,000 words. Authors of creative nonfiction may submit one piece, 5,000 words or fewer. Authors of experimental, collaborative, and hybrid work (including flash) may submit up to three pieces. Flashes should be 1,500 words or fewer.

Miracle Monocle only accepts submissions online, not via email or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Miracle Monocle, please visit their website here.

Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.


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