|What is Mollyhouse?
We are a new literary journal seeking to explore the world from the outside looking in.
What are we looking for?
Poetry. A few occasional gasps of prose. NO REPRINTS.
Open to all topics and themes but we are not interested in reading work by white hearing able-bodied heterosexual cisgender men.
Poetry: Free verse. Formal poetry. Prose poems. Lyric poetry. Narratives. In-between. Anything but haikus or oddly-formatted poems (due to ebook formatting limitations).
Fiction: Literary. Or stand-alone excerpts from a novel in progress. Up to 5K words. No translations.
Creative Nonfiction: Lyrical essays. Or stand-alone excerpts from a memoir in progress. Up to 5K words. No translations.
Mollyhouse will be available as a free ebook via Smashwords and Apple Books. As this will be an internationally free publication with no budget for advertising, marketing, or Submittable (so no reading fees either!), we unfortunately dont have the funds to pay anyone. All writers will retain copyright to their own work. Please acknowledge Mollyhouse if you reprint your work elsewhere.
Raymond Luczak is the editor.
How should you submit your work?
Prepare no more than five poems or a prose piece (5K words max) in a single Word file (.doc, .docx, or .rtf). Place your name and email address on top. No haikus or oddly-formatted poems (due to ebook formatting limitations). Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. NO REPRINTS (your work cannot have appeared previously on Facebook, blogs, etc.).
State in your cover letter whether you identify as:
- D/deaf and/or disabled
- LGBTQ+ (or queer)
- Female or nonbinary
- African-American, LatinX, Asian-American, Pacific Islander, or Arab-American
- Indigenous (or Native American)
International writers working in English are also welcome.
If you've appeared in the most recent issue of Mollyhouse, please wait for the next reading period to submit your work. (Thanks!)
Include a short bio in the third person (100 words max) in the body of your email. Add your social media handle(s) or web site URL at the end in brackets. [Like this!]
Specify in the subject field of your email whether its POETRY, FICTION, or NONFICTION, and add your last name after that, as in POETRY Jones.
Send your work to mollyhouselit _at_ gmail _dot_ com during these dates only: