MAYDAY Magazine accepts submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translations, book reviews, and graphic art for consideration. Please see genre-specific guidelines below for more information.

We're also interested in publishing interviews with writers, poets, artists, scholars, designers, entrepreneurs, and others engaged with culture. Please query maydaysubmissions@gmail.com to pitch an interview.

Please type and double-space your submission. We prefer .doc files, but .docx, .rtf, and Open Office files are okay, too. Please do not upload .pdf files.

There's no minimum size, but we're most interested in fiction under 5,000 words. Please only send us one full-length submission at a time. You may send up to three flash fiction/short-short submissions. Each of these pieces tends to be 800-1200 words.

In addition to personal essays, we're also interested in critical work and cultural commentary, especially when framed by political issues.

Please type and double-space your submission. We prefer .doc files, but .docx, .rtf, and Open Office files are okay, too. Please do not upload .pdf files.

There's no minimum size, but contact us first if your submission is more than 5,000 words. Please only send one submission at a time.

Please submit 3-5 poems in a single Word file. Poems may be 1-10 pages in length.

Please do not upload .pdf files.

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.

Do not submit your work here--please send links to your work or graphic files to this address:

maydaysubmissions@gmail.com


We publish traditional book reviews (750-1250 words) for works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, scholarship, and translation published in the past three years. We also accept review essays (1500-5000 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 type and double-space your submission. We prefer .doc files. Please do not upload .pdf files.

Please send only one submission at a time.