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Mavguard Submissions

Submissions Window: June 1 – November 30

 

Ready to submit your work? Great! Unless you can absorb data via osmosis, please peruse the info on this page before scrolling to the bottom and filling out the submissions forms. Remember, things change from time to time, and we reserve the right to tweak our guidelines as we see fit. If you send us something that doesn’t conform to our guidelines, we reserve the right to remind you that you can’t osmosize submissions data. Links for submitting your work are at the bottom of the page!

 

Literary Submissions Guidelines:

We publish both fiction and nonfiction, here at Mavguard—and we love genre, so don’t be afraid to hit us with your best shot.

 

Here’s what we like to see:

  • Short fiction

  • Screenplays

  • Excerpts from longer fictional works

  • Creative Nonfiction

  • Prose

  • Everything in between!

And here’re the rules we need you to stick to:

  • Literary submissions must be under 5,500 words

  • Submissions must be edited (our volunteers may perform minor edits if your poem is selected for publication; don’t worry, you’ll be involved every step of the way)

  • Submissions must be properly formatted (Times New Roman OR Calibri, 12 pt. font, double spaced, include title page and page numbers, and include author name and piece title in running header) 

  • Submissions must not include sexually explicit material, vulgarity, or excessive gore or drug use

  • All submissions must be titled, and file name MUST match submission title

  • Submissions must be sent electronically (if manuscript is not accepted for publication, files will be promptly deleted unless otherwise requested by author)

  • Submissions must be the legal property of the submitter

  • If you are under the age of 18 and your piece is selected for publication, we will require your parent or guardian to sign a written consent form

If you have further questions about what is and is not acceptable for submission, please Contact Us.

 

Poetry Submissions Guidelines:

We publish poetry of every form, here at Mavguard; whether it’s free verse, perfectly formed meter, or somewhere in between.

 

Here’s what we like to see:

·         Poetry. Duh.

And here’re the rules you’ll need to stick to:

  • Poetry submissions must be under 3,000 words

  • Submissions must be edited (our volunteers may perform minor edits if your poem is selected for publication; don’t worry, you’ll be involved every step of the way)

  • Submissions must be properly formatted (Times New Roman OR Calibri, 12 pt. font, include title page and page numbers, and include author name and piece title in running header) 

  • Submissions must not include sexually explicit material, vulgarity, or excessive gore or drug use

  • All submissions must be titled, and file name MUST match submission title

  • Submissions must be sent electronically (if manuscript is not accepted for publication, files will be promptly deleted unless otherwise requested by author)

  • Submissions must be the legal property of the submitter

  • If you are under the age of 18 and your piece is selected for publication, we will require your parent or guardian to sign a written consent form

If you have further questions about what is and is not acceptable for submission, please Contact Us.

Art Submissions Guidelines:

At Mavguard, we love art in all its shapes and forms!

 

Here’s what we like to see:

·         Photography

·         Visual art

·         Graphic Design

·         Calligraphy

·         Digital art

·         Paintings

·         Drawings/sketches

·         Sculpture

·         And everything in between

And here’re the rules we need you to follow:

  • Submissions must be high quality resolution (300 dpi, minimum)

  • Submissions must not be sexually explicit, and must not depict racially offensive material or excessive drug use

  • Submissions must be the legal property of the submitter

  • If you are under the age of 18 and your piece is selected for publication, we will require that your parent or guardian provide written consent



Please keep in mind while submitting to Mavguard:

  • You may submit up to five (5) pieces per category for a single edition of Mavguard Magazine (that means you can submit up to fifteen pieces per edition, if you’re prolific)

  • We do accept simultaneous submissions, but we ask that you let us know in the submission form, if you’re sending your work to other publishers

  • We do not publish sexually explicit, vulgar, or racially insensitive material, nor do we publish works that promote excessive drug use

  • We prefer not to publish works that contain large amounts of vulgar language, but some mild language will be allowed

  • Mavguard Magazine does pay established authors and artists. If you’ve been published three times prior to submitting, kindly send us proof of publication along with your submission to ensure payment should your submission be accepted for publication

 

More questions? Check out our FAQs or Contact Us

 

Ready to submit? Perfect! Follow the links below, to access our submissions forms. Please note that Mavguard now uses Google Forms for our submissions, so you’ll need to be logged into your Google account in order to submit your work. If you’d rather not use the online form, Contact Us and we’ll get you a PDF version.

 

Click Here for Our Literary Submissions Form

Click Here for Our Poetry Submissions Form

Click Here for Our Art Submissions Form