Written by Ella Peary

Mojo: Now Seeking Submissions

Mojo is an online journal of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction published by Wichita State University. They’re looking for boundary-breaking work from both emerging and established authors.

All writing published in Mojo is also considered for Wichita State’s annual print journal, Mikrokosmos, a publication that’s been around for over fifty years. They’ve published literary giants like William S. Burroughs and William Stafford, alongside brand-new authors.

Mojo is published twice a year online, in the fall and spring, and Mikrokosmos is published once a year in print. Each online edition contains work from around a dozen contributors. Mojo pays authors $15 per piece.

Right now, Mojo is open to submissions through April 1. Poets may submit up to four poems, totaling eight pages or fewer. Alternatively, poets may submit one long poem, even if it exceeds eight pages. Authors of fiction and nonfiction may submit up to 6,000 words. Mojo also accepts flash writing. Flash authors may submit up to the three pieces, totaling 6,000 words or fewer.

The editors of Mojo have written guidelines for each genre to help submitting writers understand the aesthetic of the journal. You can read these guidelines by following the link at the end of this article. Before submitting, it’s also a good idea to read the online journal to get a sense of Mojo’s style.

Mojo accepts submissions through Submittable, 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.

Mojo only accepts submissions that adhere to the guidelines they’ve posted on their website. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting. If you’d like to learn more or submit to Mojo, 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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