Written by Ella Peary September 30th, 2021

MudRoom: Now Seeking Submissions

MudRoom is an online literary journal that exists “somewhere between where you’ve come from and where you’re going.” Like a mudroom where guests kick off their dirty shoes before entering a clean house, it’s a liminal space, a transition, a place for all things mucky and mundane. MudRoom aims to include all authors, emerging and established, and all readers too.

At MudRoom, they’re interested in the dirty work—the hands-on craft of writing. In addition to poetry and prose, they publish advice columns and essays about the how writing intersects with everyday life. They aim to make the practice of writing available to everyone.

Since launching in 2020, MudRoom has published four issues, each with work from around seven contributors. They publish quarterly, in the Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Right now through October 31, MudRoom is accepting submissions for their Fall issue.

Poets may submit three to five poems. Authors of prose (fiction, essays, and essays in translation) may submit up to 6,000 words. All authors published in MudRoom are paid $15.

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

MudRoom only accepts submissions that adhere to the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you’d like to learn more or submit to MudRoom, 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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