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A monthly online digital and annual print literary and art journal seeking the best in fiction, non-fiction, poetry and visual art.

We seek deeply human work that will teach us something about life, but also about the craft of writing or visual art; work that is original in its approach and opens up new ways of perceiving the world. We also want to celebrate the creators of this work, so please include in your cover letter a brief bio (100-150 words) as you would like it to appear on our Contributors page. We will read the cover letter after we read the work. For more on what we are looking for in submissions, read an interview with our editor-in-chief here:

We accept simultaneous submissions. However, please withdraw your work immediately should a piece you’ve submitted be accepted elsewhere. If you are withdrawing your entire submission, please log in to your Submittable account and click “withdraw.” If you are withdrawing only a part of your poetry or art submission, please email us at [email protected] and include your name, the title/genre of your submission, and which pieces are still available. We strive to respond to all submissions within 2 months. You can track your submission with Duotrope.

We also offer the option of written feedback from a senior editor for a fee. Please submit under the appropriate category. Any work submitted for review will also be considered for publication.

We do not accept mailed submissions, multiple submissions, or anything that has previously appeared in print or online (including on your personal blog or website, artwork excepted). We accept emailed submissions through Submittable only.

We acquire First North American Serial Rights (FNASR) upon acceptance and retain exclusive rights to your accepted piece for 90 days after publication. After that, we will archive your piece online and may include it in our annual print edition. Should you choose to reprint the piece in the future, please mention that your piece was originally published in Mud Season Review.

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