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The Mad River

Literary Magazine

Wtf is genre, send anything

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The Mad River is a literary journal of the strange, the faerie, the insane, the experimental and occasionally snarky.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Weird / outsider / wtf even is it
  • Response time:
    one week*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
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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

    From the editors

    If The Mad River can offer a new home with a new audience to a piece of writing which belongs in the river, we will absolutely consider previously published work.

    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

Wtf is genre, send anything (Magical Realism, bizarro and fairy tales)

Max pieces: 2

Flash Fiction, CNF, Poetry, and hybrid/experimental work welcome. 2000 words or less. It is in our writers' interests to have their own Medium account but it is not essential.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Email

  • Cover letter

    A bio is only necessary if you do not have a Medium account. Keep it short, sweet, and in the 3rd person.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Weird formatting considered, but will have to send as a .png (also send the plain text in the body of the email).

  • Author's rights

    The Mad River asks for non-exclusive electronic rights in perpetuity. Copyright and everything else remains with the author.

  • Additional info

Managed by editors

Submission calls

    All genres

    Always open

About

The Mad River is a literary journal of the strange, the faerie, the insane, the experimental and occasionally snarky. Poetry, writing, stories, and flash fiction brought by the river from the deepest part of the forest. Let water, words, and madness flow. Magical Realism, bizarro, fairy tales, and ...

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