Submissions are currently closed. We will begin reading for Moonshot #6 in early 2014.
Moonshot welcomes submissions of poetry, prose, comics, and art, for print and online publication, as well as articles, essays, and new media for publication online. Work submitted to Moonshot is considered for both print and online, however not all accepted work will appear in both versions of an issue. Please note, we only accept work through Submittable. Please do not email submissions to the magazine—they will be disregarded.
Moonshot does not follow any particular style or creed beyond wanting to see adventurous, original works. We encourage you to read sample work or purchase a copy to become acquainted with the publication before submitting. Please read the following guidelines closely so your submission is properly reviewed:
We accept submissions from writers of all levels and encourage emerging writers to submit to the magazine. The magazine does not generally reprint material that has already been published, so do not send us previously published works. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but notify us immediately if your submission is accepted elsewhere. Poetry submissions, please write to our info@ email for a partial withdrawal—if you withdraw your poetry submission in Submittable, we will assume all the poems were withdrawn.
Please be kind enough to wait for a response after submitting, and only include one submission (in each category) per reading period. We give every submission our full attention, but it can take our staff up to 4 months to respond. As of June 2013, writers accepted into the magazine will receive a digital edition as their contributors copy (EPUB and/or PDF). It is our goal to one day be able to pay each and every contributor that we publish and provide them a print contributor copy, but as of now we can only provide a digital edition.
| Submit between 3-5 poems in one file.
| Submit 1 story, no more than 5,000 words. Please note, we are not looking for excerpts from larger bodies of work at this time. We do not have a Nonfiction Editor at this time, but Nonfiction writers may submit work through Fiction submissions.
| We are interested in working with curators to oversee visuals for each issue. In the past, we have exhibited all forms of two-dimensional, specifically: illustrations, photographs, paintings, collages, and prints. If you are interested and have a history curating visual art, please reach out to email@example.com. We no longer accept individual art submissions from artists.
| We are very interested in publishing comics! Please include up to 10 pages of a self-contained, original story (that means no excerpts from longer, ongoing work), making sure that your work can scale down to 5.5″x8.5″ and maintain readability. We recommend you include a PDF or include a link to your portfolio website.
Online Content (Essays, Articles, New Media)
| Moonshot is always seeking new content for our website outside of the standard issues we publish. Some examples of content we’re interested in include work that addresses the state of publishing and writing, specifically that which discusses small presses, smaller lit mags, and indie publishing. We are also interested in content that explores storytelling and narratives in non-traditional methods, especially those utilizing new media.
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, please do not send us submissions about the moon. We get those a lot.