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Literary Magazine

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We're published by the low-res MFA in Creative Writing at Mississippi U. for Women and include fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, drama, art, and new media.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    up to 4 months*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    58 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:
    9% *
    Editor reported data
     / 
    7.14%*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Work acquired through solicitation: 0%

PaysNo

Fee$2

Find more details in the Genres section

  • 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

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    1

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction (Fiction and Flash Fiction)

Max words: 1500

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 2

1,500 – 3,000 words preferred

Fiction (Fiction and Flash Fiction)

Max words: 750

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 2

One submission of up to three stories that combine to total no more than 1,000 words. No story may exceed 750 words.

Nonfiction (Creative Nonfiction)

Max words: 1500

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

Submission fee: $ 2

1,500 – 3,000 words preferred

Poetry

Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $ 2

One submission of up to five poems that combine to total no more than nine pages.

Hybrid (Art and New Media)

Max words: 1

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

Submission fee: $ 2

Photo essay: one submission of up to 3,000 words and with up to five images. Graphic literature: one submission of up to eight pages."

Art (Art and New Media)

Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $ 2

Photography, photo essay, graphic literature, painting, collage.

Photography (Art and New Media)

Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $ 2

Photography, photo essay, graphic literature, painting, collage.

Play (Short Play)

Max pieces: 1

Submission fee: $ 2

Script excerpt or short play. One submission of 10–15 pages.

Audio (Art and New Media)

Submission fee: $ 2

"Podcast, spoken word, interview, short film, animation, and hypertext or kinetic literature are considered for our website."

Video (Art and New Media)

Submission fee: $ 2

"Podcast, spoken word, interview, short film, animation, and hypertext or kinetic literature are considered for our website."

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    Not specified.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Times Roman 12pt. All prose should be double-spaced. Poetry should be single-spaced.

  • Author's rights

    Ponder Review requires first-time North American publishing rights with the right to reprint submissions in subsequent anthologies even after publication rights have reverted back to author. Accepted work is subject for use in any future anthologies, both digital and print, and Ponder Review asks that any reprints give first publication credit to Ponder Review.

  • Additional info

    Students and alumni of Mississippi University for Women may not submit to Ponder Review or its associated contests for at least 5 years from their last enrollment at the university.

Tracker statistics

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Total submissions tracked

58 days

Average response time

7.14%

Average acceptance rate

13 days

Fastest response time

548 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 796 days

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About

A publication of the MFA program at Mississippi University for Women, staffed by graduate students. We seek stories that challenge, stories that shift our view, ignite our imaginations, spark conversations, and linger with us.

Founded

2016

Country

US

www.muw.edu

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