Submit to Muse/A Journal

Steve Snodgrass via Flickr

Steve Snodgrass via Flickr

Muse/A Journal (myoo-zay) seeks lyrical, playful, moving, linguistically-inventive, unique, experimental, moving, honest, diction-sensitive, perhaps collaborative, economical, attentive, vested, clever, touching, REAL work. If this describes your work in any way, we’d love to see it.

We are using Submittable, and you can access our submissions manager. We are currently closed for submissions. Our next reading period for poetry, lyric essays, and art will be March 1-31 (extended to April 15!).  For poetry, we ask that you limit you submission to three-five poems and no more than ten pages total. For lyric essay, our sweet spot is 500-2,000 words.

Muse/A pays writers, albeit modestly. For our online issues, we are also awarding the Red Lobster Prize to our editors’ favorite piece. This award entitles the writer to a Red Lobster gift card, allowing the writer to feast on some cheddar biscuits and shrimp scampi. We are currently charging a $3.00 fee for submissions, even though we could charge whatever the hell we want with a promotion like that.