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Tip Jar Submissions are optional and will be treated exactly the same as standard submissions. Please follow the same guidelines as standard submissions with the exception of noting the genre for your submission in your submission title and in your cover letter.

A Tip Jar Submission will not increase your chances of publication, but you will be helping us to manage the costs of Submittable and to continue to pay contributors. Mud Season Review has an all-volunteer staff and is a production of the Burlington Writers Workshop, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that offers free writing workshops.Thank you for your support and for sharing your work with us! We're excited to see what you've created.

 

Please submit 1 to 6 digital images of your work (JPG is preferred, minimum 300 dpi). Images must be professionally photographed and cropped to exclude anything that is not considered part of the work. 

We accept all media: paintings, drawing, prints, photography, animation, mixed media, collage, and sculpture (in the case of 3 dimensional work, keep in mind that it must read well in 2 dimensional form). We are open to all content/style; realism, surrealism, abstraction, conceptual, etc. We seek both: 1) images that may be paired with writing to enhance the visual word and 2) theme-based portfolios to be featured monthly. (Please indicate your preference in your cover letter.)

Please include the artist's last name and title of the piece in each file name. Also include in your cover letter: 1) the titles, media, and dimensions of each image; 2) a 50-word or less biographic statement; 3) a 50-word or less artistic statement; and 4) your consideration preference as noted above.

Artists must be 18 years or older. See our general guidelines for more information.

Tip Jar Submissions are optional and will be treated exactly the same as standard submissions. Please follow the same guidelines as standard submissions with the exception of noting the genre for your submission in your submission title and in your cover letter. 

A Tip Jar Submission will not increase your chances of publication, but you will be helping us to manage the costs of Submittable and to continue to pay contributors. Mud Season Review has an all-volunteer staff and is a production of the Burlington Writers Workshop, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that offers free writing workshops.Thank you for your support and for sharing your work with us! We're excited to see what you've created.

 

Please submit one short story of up to 6,000 words, as well as a brief biography.  

We are looking for fully realized stories that remind us of what it means to be human, that take risks, that show us something new, and that stand up over multiple reads, deepening with each encounter.

Tip Jar Submissions are optional and will be treated exactly the same as standard submissions. Please follow the same guidelines as standard submissions with the exception of noting the genre for your submission in your submission title and in your cover letter. 


A Tip Jar Submission will not increase your chances of publication, but you will be helping us to manage the costs of Submittable and to continue to pay contributors. Mud Season Review has an all-volunteer staff and is a production of the Burlington Writers Workshop, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that offers free writing workshops.Thank you for your support and for sharing your work with us! We're excited to see what you've created.


 Please submit one nonfiction piece of up to 6,000 words as well as a brief biography. 

Mud Season Review’s creative nonfiction team seeks:


Memoir that goes beyond a personal story to offer insight that feels universal 

and/or

Narrative-driven essays that present data, perspectives, persuasive arguments, and/or critical social topics in a palpable context


In short, we value well-polished, well-crafted stories that move us.


Send us the story that only you can tell, where subject matter isn’t the story but adds another layer to a rich and complex journey of thought. Likewise, craft decisions—point-of-view, structure, chronology, etc.—that enrich meaning and understanding, that have purpose beyond pure wit, whimsy, boundary pushing, or aesthetics.


As we read, we remain committed to founding editor Rebecca Starks’ three tenets: 

A strong voice

A view from elsewhere

That it be fully realized


See what Rebecca means in this interview


And while our word count is generous, it is not an invitation to be careless. Please be sure that every word in your submission is needed to tell your story. 


Nonfiction accepted for publication will be fact-checked. To the extent your essay draws on research and/or reportage, our editors will ask you for documentation of your sources and for help with the fact-checking process. Citations need not be submitted with essays, but we would recommend that you keep notes and/or a bibliography on file.

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Please submit 1 to 6 digital images of your work (JPG is preferred, minimum 300 dpi). Images must be professionally photographed and cropped to exclude anything that is not considered part of the work. 

We accept all media: paintings, drawing, prints, photography, animation, mixed media, collage, and sculpture (in the case of 3 dimensional work, keep in mind that it must read well in 2 dimensional form). We are open to all content/style; realism, surrealism, abstraction, conceptual, etc. We seek both: 1) images that may be paired with writing to enhance the visual word and 2) theme-based portfolios to be featured monthly. (Please indicate your preference in your cover letter.)

Please include the artist's last name and title of the piece in each file name. Also include in your cover letter: 1) the titles, media, and dimensions of each image; 2) a 50-word or less biographic statement; 3) a 50-word or less artistic statement; and 4) your consideration preference as noted above.

Artists must be 18 years or older. See our general guidelines for more information.

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Please submit one short story of up to 6,000 words, as well as a brief biography.  

We are looking for fully realized stories that remind us of what it means to be human, that take risks, that show us something new, and that stand up over multiple reads, deepening with each encounter.

Please submit one nonfiction piece of up to 6,000 words as well as a brief biography. 

Mud Season Review’s creative nonfiction team seeks:

Memoir that goes beyond a personal story to offer insight that feels universal 

and/or

Narrative-driven essays that present data, perspectives, persuasive arguments, and/or critical social topics in a palpable context


In short, we value well-polished, well-crafted stories that move us.


Send us the story that only you can tell, where subject matter isn’t the story but adds another layer to a rich and complex journey of thought. Likewise, craft decisions—point-of-view, structure, chronology, etc.—that enrich meaning and understanding, that have purpose beyond pure wit, whimsy, boundary pushing, or aesthetics.


As we read, we remain committed to founding editor Rebecca Starks’ three tenets: 

A strong voice

A view from elsewhere

That it be fully realized


See what Rebecca means in this interview

And while our word count is generous, it is not an invitation to be careless. Please be sure that every word in your submission is needed to tell your story. 


Nonfiction accepted for publication will be fact-checked. To the extent your essay draws on research and/or reportage, our editors will ask you for documentation of your sources and for help with the fact-checking process. Citations need not be submitted with essays, but we would recommend that you keep notes and/or a bibliography on file.


For $35.00, a Mud Season Review editor or assistant editor will provide you with a 250-500 word critical response to your piece, within two weeks of your submission date. Limit 5,000 words. 

For $35.00, a Mud Season Review editor or assistant editor will provide you with a 250-500 word critical response to your poems, within two weeks of your submission date. Limit 3 poems, up to 10 pages.

For $35.00, the nonfiction editor or managing editor of Mud Season Review will provide you with a 250-500 word critical response to your piece, within two weeks of your submission date. Limit 5,000 words. Please include in your cover letter any guidance you'd like to give the editors, in terms of what feedback would be most helpful to you. 

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