Written by Ella Peary

Moss Puppy Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Moss Puppy Magazine is a new online and print publisher of fiction, creative nonfiction, flash writing, and poetry. Right now through April 1 they’re seeking submissions for their upcoming edition themed “Puppy Love.” They’re looking for writing about romance and, “what makes your heart howl.”

In general, Moss Puppy is looking for unexpected and thoroughly creative writing. They want, “your weird, muddy, and messy—the turtles without shells, boiled frogs, & mushroom-capped fairies.” They emphasize, “Show us what’s in your swamp.”

Moss Puppy Magazine plans to publish two editions a year, in May and November. Their “Puppy Love” issue will be their second publication. Their first edition was themed “Swampland.” It’s a large volume, containing work from around 70 authors. You can download the journal for free to get a sense of what they publish. Each edition is also available to purchase in print.

Moss Puppy Magazine holds two open submission period each year: from January 1 through April 1 for publication in their May edition, and from July 1 through October 1 for publication in their November edition.

Poets may submit up to three poems. Authors of fiction and creative nonfiction may submit one piece, 3,000 words or fewer, or up to three flashes, 1,000 words or fewer each. Submitting authors can expect a response within two weeks.

Moss Puppy Magazine accepts submissions via email, not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions, but they do not accept previously published work.

Moss Puppy Magazine 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 Moss Puppy Magazine, 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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