submission guidelines

  • submissions currently closed

  • all submissions should be sent to windupmicepress@gmail.com 

    • up to THREE pieces of poetry OR prose

    • and/or THREE pieces of art​​

    • prose up to 1000 words in a word doc

    • poetry up to two pages a piece in a word doc

    • (let us know if a poem needs special formatting)

  • artwork can be mixed media, digital, photography, collage, you name it

  • subject line: [Insert Type] Wind-up Mice-By-The-Sea Submission

  • please include a brief third-person bio

  • all work must be previously unpublished, both in print and online 

  • we do not tolerate any subject matters of blatant homophobia, misogyny, racism, or overt pornography 

  • simultaneous submissions are encouraged. just let us know if your piece gets picked up elsewhere

  • multiple submissions are not allowed. please submit your art & writing together in a single email if sending both

  • we aim to respond within three weeks

  • donate (all funds go towards print issues) for a 24-hour decision

    • send a screenshot or forward your donation along with your submission using the subject line: Expedited Submission

  • contributors are unfortunately not paid at this time but will receive a print contributor copy

  • sunday nibbles info here

  • you will retain all rights to your work! please credit wind-up mice for its original publication if reprinted

☆ we look forward to reading your work! ☆