We love unpublished writers just as much as we love published writers (sometimes even more so). MMPP is more likely to publish work that is provocative and invigorating rather than overly complicated pieces of pomposity. Excite us with your garden-fresh flash and titillate us with your gutsy poems. Let us home your vigorous words and create art to accompany them. And after we marry your wise wordery, we’ll bring the lit to the great outdoors. Length of the work: our sweet spot is between 150 to 300 words. Anything over or under, we’ll be less psyched on. Poems? Let’s try to keep it under 25 lines, and no more than 3 poems per submission. We accept re-prints so long as you own the rights. 


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We publish based on a rotating theme that lasts for three months. See below for the latest premise and the cutoff dates. We love surprising interpretations of our themes; we’re less keen on literal interpretations. That being said, if we receive a piece that isn’t–in some way–reflective of the theme, we’ll gnash our teeth and shake our fists at the heavens and then send you a wimpy rejection letter. Don’t make us do that–we hate that.

Length of the work: our sweet spot is between 150 and 300 words. Anything over or under, we’ll be less psyched on. Poems? Let’s try to keep it under 25 lines, bbz. Please indicate whether this is prose or poetry in your title or cover letter.

If you are rejected, please wait until the next theme to submit.

​[Theme: Happy Phantom]  

What pleasant ghosts have stopped to visit you recently? What red-haired anthems do you play on repeat while smiling specters tap at the window? A favorite album spins on repeat in the background shaking the walls like an earthquake. Shadows you consider friends peek out behind corners. We’re open for Happy Phantom submissions, inspired by the artist and album that got us through some hard times; and the delight that comes with considering some songs visitors from the past. 

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