Submission Guidelines


Moss Puppy Magazine is a bi-annual magazine publishing issues in Autumn and Spring. Our Autumn issues will be the "MOSS" and our Spring issues will be the "PUPPY." For more info, please read this thread.

Autumn Issue Submissions: Open from July 1 to October 1, with a release date of November

Spring Issue Submissions: Open from January 1 to April 1, with a release date of May

Submissions are currently OPEN!

Submissions for Issue 3: BLADES

will be open from July 1 to October 1.

Submission Guidelines

Read our EIC's interview with Six Questions For... here!

  • Email all submissions to as an attachment

  • Include a brief cover letter and third person bio in the body of your email

  • Subject line: Genre - Name (ex: Prose - Melissa Martini)

  • Please note any trigger warnings for your piece in both your cover letter and within your submission - even if something is not triggering to you personally, someone on our reading team may need that warning

  • Prose formatting should be standard - Times New Roman, font size 12, double spaced, indented

  • Poetry formatting is more flexible, but Times New Roman, font size 12 is preferred

  • Response time is approximately two weeks; if you do not receive a response after that, please feel free to send a follow-up email

  • Due to the potentially explicit content of our magazine, we ask that submitters be 18 years of age or older

  • Please do not submit work that encourages or promotes hate of any kind, including but not limited to racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, etc.


Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but we do not accept previously published work at the moment. We ask for  First North American serial rights, but all rights revert back to you upon publication. Please credit Moss Puppy Magazine as the first place your work has appeared if it is later published elsewhere.

If your work is not accepted, please wait until the following submission period to submit again unless specifically asked to do so. While we cannot pay contributors or provide contributor copies at this time, we hope that this will be an option in the future. Thank you for your understanding.

Genre Specific Guidelines:

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Please submit up to three poems at a time for consideration in a single document (one per page).


Please submit one prose piece up to 3,000 words or three flash pieces up to 1,000 words each.

Visual Art

Please submit up to five pieces of visual artwork for consideration in a single document (one per page).