We accept the following as Word documents or PDFs only:
Fiction: one story, maximum 5,000 words
Poetry: up to three poems, maximum 40 lines per poem
Mistake House welcomes fiction and poetry by writers currently enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programs from around the world, including work by previously unpublished writers.
We seek diverse voices that address the complex social concerns of our time as well as work that speaks to individual experience. We accept all submissions in English, and we particularly appreciate pieces that present new perspectives to the reader.
Please provide a cover letter—no longer than one page—including: a brief bio; the name of the college or university you attend and your degree program or major; your contact info: and a brief statement about why your submitted work is a good fit for Mistake House.
Mistake House acquires first North American publication rights. All rights revert to the author after publication, though we request acknowledgement of first appearance in this journal.
While we don’t accept genre (romance, noir, fantasy, science fiction, or fan-fiction), we will consider literary fiction that includes elements of genre.
We look forward to reading your work.