We believe in the power of unique stories.


We only accept unpublished personal essays (unless you own the publication rights), and submissions should not exceed 1,000 words.

Our theme this fall is "Cultural Reset." We are looking for stories about our "new normal" through the lens of social media, hook up culture, social justice, identity, and everything else around us. In essence, we are always looking for stories that depict what it means to be young today through fun and unexpected ways.

Your submission should be in .doc format, and you must send it to editorial@themudmag.com with a brief bio and a photo of yourself. You may also include any links, photographs, or media that adds to your story (just make sure you have ownership/permission to use those elements in your submission).

Please allow 1-2 weeks for our editorial team to respond to your submission. 

Visual Submissions

We love visual storytelling. If you would like to submit film, photography, or art, please send us an email to themudmag@gmail.com with a link to your online portfolio, and/or social media channels.


Reading Period

Our current reading period goes from June 1st to July 5th for the print issue, and it's always open for our website. We cannot consider any submissions that we receive outside the reading period for our print issue.



We love supporting young creatives and their work. Please drop us a line at themudmag@gmail.com


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