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The Malu Zine

Literary Magazine





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A magazine that provides a safe place for writers and artists to flourish their uniqueness through various forms of art.


  • Vibe:Weird / outsider / wtf even is it
  • Response time:
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    33.7% *
    Editor reported data



  • 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

Fiction (Prose)

Max words: 500

Max words: 9000

Max pieces: 5

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Create your own world! Your piece could be an excerpt from your fantasy novel, short story, and flash fiction.

Nonfiction (Prose)

Max words: 500

Max words: 9000

Max pieces: 5

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Share an important issue you are passionate about! Starting from philosophical, environmental, political issues to a cooking recipe or a memoir. Raise your voice.


Min pieces: 1

Max pieces: 5

Get creative! Break lines, words, and stanzas. Add music or cadence. Add multiple languages. Make an image with words. BLOW OUR MINDS


Max pieces: 5

Some things can’t be described with words! Show your voice through colors, curves, and lines.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    We do not take cover letters. But we to take bios. Make your bio short and sweet! There’s no need to list out all your publications and experiences (unless you want to). You are more than welcome to mention your social media platforms in your bio.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We only take word doc, image, pdf files. We do not have a certain formatting requirement, so get creative!

  • Author's rights

    We do not accept previously published works. Therefore, The Malu Zine receives First Serial Rights upon publication. However, you, as the artist, is free to post your work on your website or social media as long as The Malu Zine is credited :)

  • Additional info

Managed by editors

Submission calls

    All genres

    Always open


Malu (마루) means the tops of the mountains and/or the tips of the waves in pure Korean. There are no rules to art. You make the rules. Share true creativity. The Malu Zine is here to support your to go beyond boundaries, beyond Malu.






    Editor Seohyun Ryu avatar

    Seohyun Ryu