Submissions for the sixth issue will be accepted from October 15, 2019 until March 15, 2020.

Mistake House welcomes submissions by writers currently studying in graduate and undergraduate programs around the world, including work by previously unpublished writers. We accept all submissions in English and will publish work in other languages as long as it is accompanied with an English translation provided by the writer. We seek diverse voices that address the complex social concerns of our time as well as work that speaks to individual experience.  We particularly appreciate intellectually stimulating, agenda-free pieces that present new perspectives to the reader. 

Please provide a cover letter—no longer than one page—including: a brief bio; the name of the college or university in which you are currently enrolled; your contact info: and a brief statement about why the work you are submitting is a good fit for Mistake House. 

Mistake House acquires first North American publication rights. All rights revert to the author after publication, though we request acknowledgement of first appearance in this journal.

Submit one story; preferred maximum length: 5,000 words
Submit up to three poems; preferred maximum length: 40 lines per poem.