Submissions for the fourth issue are now closed. The new issue will appear on May 1, 2018.

Submissions for the fifth issue will be accepted from October 15, 2018 until February 16, 2019. 

Click on the Submittable link to upload your file(s):

Mistake House Submission Guidelines

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Mistake House welcomes graduate and undergraduate writers from around the world, including work by previously unpublished writers. 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 may include elements of genre.

We look forward to reading your work,

Mistake House Editors