Maudlin House is a lit site devoted to all things literature. We welcome flash, poetry, and fiction submissions by both emerging, and established authors. We admire transgressive, absurdist, and minimalist literature but Maudlin House also encourages you to create work that challenges the idea of what literature is. This publication is by writers, for writers. Together we can make something weird.

As a fledgling publication we are not yet able to provide compensation for your work, only undying gratitude and admiration.

We do not believe in silent rejections, we respond to all submissions.  Our response time is about four weeks. Usually sooner.

  • We accept flash fiction, short stories, poetry, videos, and cover art. See categories below for specific guidelines.
  • We cannot accept BIO updates. We understand that as an author your BIO is always changing, but we CANNOT commit the time to revise something every time you get published elsewhere. 
  • We have rolling submissions. This means we have a continuous open call for material. Please space out your submissions.
  • DO NOT PULL A BAIT AND SWITCH. If we accept the work that you submitted then that is the work that we want. We are willing to accept only minimal edits. 
  • No previously published material, this includes social networks and blogs.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions. We encourage them. We know that the odds are never in our favor as writers and hope that this evens the playing field a bit. We only ask you to notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere.
Maudlin House acquires first publication rights, but you, the writer, still own your work. What this means is that we hold the publication rights for 30 days after your piece has been published. After 30 days, you are free to publish and submit your work elsewhere. We kindly ask for acknowledgment in reprints of your work.

Excited to hear back from us? Can't wait for a decision? You don't have to! We will respond to you within 24hrs with our decision about your flash, poetry, or fiction.

As an added bonus this also helps support the hosting fees to keep Maudlin House running and we greatly appreciate it!

Since we have decided to create only one "24hr response" submission field instead of one for each specific category, we kindly ask that you state which category you are applying to within the document. Please see submission guidelines for specific information.

We appreciate your support and are looking forward to seeing your work!

Good Luck and Happy Writing!

Self-Contained stories up to 3,500 words. Please place the word count in the header of the submission.
Up to 500 words. Send us up to three pieces. Please include all nanos in a single document.
Send three-five poems at a time. Please include all poems in a single document.
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