Submission Guidelines

To submit to the Dead Mule one must simply click on the link and the submission guidelines and information will be revealed to you. Please don’t pay too much intention to the submittable guidelines, just send us your writing. We don’t have time to edit submittable right now. Just know you can submit and eventually, your work will be read. Jonathan Claybourne will be our new Poetry Editor. Gonna’ bring him up to speed next week.


–> Fiction/Poetry/Essay Submission LINK <–  yes, click on that link, right there

Please note the requirements for Poetry submissions do vary from Fiction, Essays, and Creative Non-Fiction and these requirements are revealed when you click on the link.

An Explanation of The Dead Mule School’s Southern Legitimacy Statement [SLS]

Originally, the intent was to obviate spam. Then it just got fun and everyone enjoyed writing one so we continue with the tradition.

Please construct your own SLS. Be original or not. It’s not a big deal… just read some of the published SLS on the current or past Mule issues.

Do you have what it takes?

Note of interest to our submitting public:

Submission to and acceptance by Dead Mule grants us first electronic and indefinite archive rights. All other rights revert to the author upon publication. Please credit Dead Mule as the first publisher if you reprint elsewhere; we like seeing our name in print, too.

If you’re lonely for how it used to be, click here for SLS guidelines and inspiration.

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*We do not give out any information entered into Submishmash. We do not collect data. We do not sell data. We want your writing and a way to get in touch with you if and when we decide to publish your work. Pretty simple… Submishmash allows us to keep track of your submissions in an efficient, reliable manner.


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