We accept submissions only through our online submission system. We do not accept submissions through postal services or email. Please familiarize yourself with MAYDAY Magazine prior to submitting your work. Please single-space poems and double-space prose. See below for other specific genre guidelines.
We prefer .doc files, but .docx, .rtf, and Open Office files are okay, too. Please do not upload .pdf files.
Please see our online submission manager for specific guidelines.
There’s no minimum size, but we’re most interested in fiction under 5,000 words. Please only send us one short story at a time. You may send up to three flash fiction/short-short submissions. Flash fiction tends to be under 2,000 words.
Please submit up to 5 poems in a single Word file. Please single-space poems.
In addition to personal essays, we’re also interested in critical work and cultural commentary. There’s no minimum size, but we prefer submissions of fewer than 5,000 words. Please only send one submission at a time.
The translator must have secured rights for the translations submitted, or the work must be in the public domain. Please include both the original and the translated text in Word files. If the source text contains characters difficult for Word to present correctly, a PDF scan is fine.
We publish book reviews (750-1,250 words) for works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, scholarship, and translation published in the past three years. We also accept review essays (1,500-5,000 words) that place a book within a tradition, compare the book to others written by the author or other authors, or use the book to form another self-contained argument. Please send only one submission at a time.
INTERVIEWS & GRAPHIC ART
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