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MockingHeart Review

Literary Magazine





MockingHeart Review publishes high-quality poetry and artwork.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee


Max pieces: 5

Poems that express the complexities of the human heart in clear, precise, lyrical language. Send three to five poems.


All kinds of artwork–illustrations, photography, paintings, sketches, prints, engravings, sculpture, ceramics, and so on. Our taste is diverse and ever-expanding. Send us your masterpieces.


See "Art".

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Include in the submission document a brief cover letter; and 100-word, third-person bio. Please also include your preferred author photo. Include an artist statement if you submit art.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Poems: single-spaced, all in a single Microsoft Word Document (.docx). Images should be submitted in a high-resolution format. Pieces should be sent as individual JPEG or PNG files with resolution of 300 dpi.

  • Author's rights

    Submitters whose work is accepted grant MockingHeart Review first North American serial rights (FNASR), but rights revert to the creator upon publication. MHR reserves the right to anthologize, in printed or electronic format, material originally published in MHR. If work that has appeared in MHR subsequently appears elsewhere, the editor requests only that MockingHeart Review be acknowledged as the place of first publication.

  • Additional info

    If your work has been accepted for an issue, please wait one full issue from publication before submitting again during the next open submission period. Always wait to hear from us regarding your submission before sending additional work.

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    Editor Tyler Robert Sheldon avatar

    Tyler Robert Sheldon


    Editor Alex J. Arceneaux avatar

    Alex J. Arceneaux

    Art Editor

    Editor Denise Rogers avatar

    Denise Rogers

    Associate Editor

    Editor Clare L. Martin’s avatar

    Clare L. Martin’s

    Founding Editor