If you have previously submitted your work to MISTRESS, please wait 6 months after hearing back from us regarding your previous piece(s) before submitting new work.
MISTRESS accepts poetry, creative short fiction, or excerpts from longer fiction for submission. Authors may submit up to five (5) pieces of poetry and/or two (2) pieces of short fiction per issue. The length of all pieces combined should not exceed 2,000 words or five (5) pages.
Simultaneous submissions are welcome as long as you notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere; previously published work will not be considered. Contributors retain all rights, but are asked to acknowledge MISTRESS as first publisher if pieces are published elsewhere. We are currently accepting email submissions ONLY. PDF files are preferred, but .doc, .docx, .odt, .rtf, .txt, and .wpt files are also accepted.
Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org with “SUBMISSION” in the subject line. Please include a brief cover letter with your files.
We also accept visual submissions, either as PDFs or as a video uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo. ALL VISUAL SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE TEXTUAL OR POETIC CONTENT. Any videos must be privately published when submitted with an accessible URL/link included in an email with your name, the work’s title, and a cover letter. Only five (5) PDF files or one video submission per issue, please!
Email us at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.