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Submissions will now be accepted through our e-mail address at MadcapReview [at] gmail [dot] com from March 1 to April 29. Please indicate your genre (Art, Fiction, Nonfiction, or Poetry) in the subject line. Please also include a short bio.  Specific guidelines for each category are listed below.  We will try to respond to you within 2-3 months. If you haven’t heard anything after 3 months, please contact us and let us know.


Madcap is published online semiannually.  All submissions are free.  Please read through the guidelines before submitting.

Art

Send us anything.

We believe that art is writing’s equal.  We promise never to print your color art in grayscale.  We like street art, screen prints, sculpture, photography, comics, drawings, paintings, and work we can’t define.

If you’d like to submit, please send us up to 5 images at a time.  Images should be high quality jpegs.

We accept unpublished artwork.  Work that has appeared on a personal blog, however, is okay.  In some cases, namely with street art, publication is no longer in the artist’s control.  This is fine: send us your work anyway.  By submitting to Madcap, you are granting us first publication and archive rights.  All rights revert back to the artist after the work has appeared online.  We ask that if your work is reprinted, you note Madcap as the original source of publication.

Fiction

We believe that great writing transcends genre, therefore we don’t restrict the content of our submissions.  That means ghost stories, Sci-Fi, etc. are welcome.  At this time, there is no word limit, though the editors would appreciate submissions kept under 5,000 words.  Simultaneous submissions are fine, but we ask that you notify us immediately if your work is published elsewhere.  There is a limit of two submissions per reading period.  The pieces can be sent as separate documents, but we’d prefer to receive them in the same e-mail. In most cases we will respond to you within 2 months, but please wait to query about the status of your submission until 3 months have elapsed.  We accept .doc and .docx files. At this point we’re unable to pay our contributors, though we hope to do so in the future.

We accept unpublished fiction.  By submitting to Madcap, you are granting us first publication and archive rights.  All rights revert back to the author after the work has appeared online.  We ask that if your work is reprinted, you note Madcap as the original source of publication.

Nonfiction

Whether you write traditional nonfiction, essays, creative nonfiction, or you find these distinctions to be silly, we are happy to receive your work.  Submissions of any length will be considered, but the editors appreciate those kept under 5,000 words.  Simultaneous submissions are fine, but we ask that you notify us immediately if your work is published elsewhere.  We will not consider more than two pieces at a time from the same author, so please wait to submit additional material until you have received a response from us.  We accept .doc and .docx and files.  Other file types will not be considered.   

We accept unpublished nonfiction.  By submitting to Madcap, you are granting us first publication and archive rights.  All rights revert back to the author after the work has appeared online.  We ask that if your work is reprinted, you note Madcap as the original source of publication.

Poetry

If you think your writing has the feel of poetry, then send it under that label. Please send 1 to 5 poems, but no more than 10 total pages. Please attach all poems as part of the same submission. Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as you notify us if the work is selected elsewhere for publication. Our response time will usually be 2 months, but please don’t query until 3 months have passed. We accept the following formats: .doc and .docx. We are unable to pay contributors, though we hope we can in the future.

We accept unpublished poetry. By submitting to Madcap, you are granting us first publication and archive rights. All rights revert back to the author after the work has appeared online. We ask that if your work is reprinted, you note Madcap as the original source of publication.