Submission Guidelines

Please note that we are temporarily closed to submissions. Watch for an announcement sometime in early 2015 about when our next issue will be released. Thank you!

Read the Mouse Tales Press Blog for current updates regarding submissions. We are also listed at Poets and Writers magazine and on Duotrope.

At this time, we are accepting:
  • Poetry: From three-lines to 500 words.
  • Short Stories: Up to 4,000 words.
In the subject line, write "Submissions" and specify to which category you are submitting - poetry or short stories. Please include a one-paragraph bio written in third person with links to any blogs or websites you write for, if applicable.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. However, please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Please format your stories in the following manner:
  • 12pt. Font
  • Times New Roman
  • 1-inch margins
  • To indent paragraphs in Word, under “Paragraph,” “Line Spacing,” go to “Special” and click on the drop down box to bring up “First Line” and then choose “0.5.” If your text is already written, select all of your text before changing the setting.
Please send your poems and stories to: Submissions(at)MouseTalesPress(dot)com.

If accepted, your work will appear on the Mouse Tales Press website along with links to your work from our Facebook page. By submitting, you agree to allow us to publish your work in both places if we desire.

Additionally, by allowing Mouse Tales Press to use your work, you agree to grant Mouse Tales Press permission to use these same works in any hard-copy and/or digital versions of the magazine if we so desire.

We ask that you please credit Mouse Tales Press in any future printings of your piece (in other literary magazines or anthologies).

Unfortunately, we are unable to pay writers at this time.

Whether you are a seasoned writer or a new writer looking for a place to show your work, we look forward to reading your submissions.

UPDATE - As of July 2013

Mouse Tales Press is now available for purchase from Mag Cloud in both digital and hard copy format. Any proceeds made from the sales of the magazine will be rolled back into covering hosting fees and other costs involved in running the magazine.

Please allow 8-12 weeks for a response. In the case you have not received a personal response back within 12 weeks, feel free to submit again.

Mouse Tales Press reserves the right to copyedit submissions to conform to the editorial guidelines of The Chicago Manual of Style.

We look forward to reading your work!



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