At MORIA, we believe the power of words has been and forever will be. We want to encounter writing that makes people think; poetry and story and memoir that generate questions; ideas and obsessions that spark hearts as well as break them. We are looking for submissions on any theme to appear in our third issue, which will be a SPRING 2019 issue, set for publication on April 29, 2019 (we now publish twice a year!). 

Our current submissions window is January 1, 2019, to March 1, 2019.

Ends on March 1, 2019

We ask that you adhere to the following set of guidelines when presenting your work for submission to MORIA:

  • send up to a total of five poems; 
  • gather poems together in a single document for submission;
  • send only work that is previously unpublished, including on personal blog sites;
  • include a cover letter in the body of the email that makes note of the title(s) of the work and offers a brief bio, written in the conventional third-person style;
  • note in your cover letter whether the work you are sending is a simultaneous submission (we accept circulating manuscripts but ask that you inform us via Submittable as soon as possible if any of your submitted pieces are accepted elsewhere);
  • make sure poetry is single-spaced (unless the form demands otherwise); arrange only one poem per page;
  • we accept the following file formats for your attachments: Word doc and docx; please do not send a pdf;
  • we obtain nonexclusive English world rights for digital publication and maintain an archive of previous Issues;
  • we nominate our poets and writers for various awards, including the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best New Poets;
  • we do not accept work from faculty, staff, current students, or alumni of Woodbury University who have graduated in the last three years;
  • if we have published your work in one of our issues, kindly wait a year (skip an issue) before submitting to us again; 
  • please only submit ONCE during any given open submissions window; you can resubmit something else for the following issue should your work not be accepted;
  • CURRENT SUBMISSIONS WINDOW:  January 1, 2019 — March 1, 2019
Ends on March 1, 2019

We ask that you adhere to the following set of guidelines when presenting your work for submission to MORIA:

  • send one piece of fiction of 1,500 words or less; 
  • send only work that is previously unpublished, including on personal blog sites;
  • include a cover letter in the body of the email that makes note of the title of the work and offers a brief bio, written in the conventional third-person style;
  • note in your cover letter whether the work you are sending is a simultaneous submission (we accept circulating manuscripts but ask that you inform us via Submittable as soon as possible if your submitted piece is accepted elsewhere);
  • make sure prose is double-spaced
  • we accept the following file formats for your attachments: Word doc and docx; please do not send a pdf;
  • we obtain nonexclusive English world rights for digital publication and maintain an archive of previous Issues;
  • we nominate our writers for various awards, including the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, and Best Microfiction;
  • we do not accept work from faculty, staff, current students, or alumni of Woodbury University who have graduated in the last three years;
  • if we have published your work in one of our issues, kindly wait a year (skip an issue) before submitting to us again; 
  • please only submit ONCE during any given open submissions window; you can resubmit something else for the following issue should your work not be accepted;
  • CURRENT SUBMISSIONS WINDOW:  January 1, 2019 — March 1, 2019

We ask that you adhere to the following set of guidelines when presenting your work for submission to MORIA:

  • send one piece of creative non-fiction of 1,500 words or less;
  • send only work that is previously unpublished, including on personal blog sites;
  • include a cover letter in the body of the email that makes note of the title of the work and offers a brief bio, written in the conventional third-person style;
  • note in your cover letter whether the work you are sending is a simultaneous submission (we accept circulating manuscripts but ask that you inform us via Submittable as soon as possible if your submitted piece is accepted elsewhere);
  • make sure prose is double-spaced;
  • we accept the following file formats for your attachments: Word doc and docx; please do not send a pdf;
  • we obtain nonexclusive English world rights for digital publication and maintain an archive of previous Issues;
  • we nominate our writers for various awards, including the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net;
  • we do not accept work from faculty, staff, current students, or alumni of Woodbury University who have graduated in the last three years;
  • if we have published your work in one of our issues, kindly wait a year (skip an issue) before submitting to us again; 
  • please only submit ONCE during any given open submissions window; you can resubmit something else for the following issue should your work not be accepted;
  • CURRENT SUBMISSIONS WINDOW:  January 1, 2019 — March 1, 2019

If you are a current or recent student at Woodbury University, a faculty member of Woodbury University, or a staff member of Woodbury University, you are eligible for publication in the ATHENA online magazine site, which is a sister publication to MORIA. Poets and writers outside of the Woodbury University community should use one of the three other forms to submit their work to MORIA. This form is *only* open to the Woodbury University community.

We consider all submissions on a continuous, rolling basis. You may submit in any genre--poetry, fiction, non-fiction--including hybrid or cross-over expressions of the same

You may also submit photographs for consideration for the pages of MORIA Literary Magazine, where we pair one photograph with each professional piece we publish.

We ask that you adhere to the following set of guidelines when presenting your work for submission to ATHENA:

  • send up to a total of five poems; or one piece of fiction of 1,500 words or less; or one piece of creative non-fiction or standard non-fiction of 1,500 words or less;
  • send up to a total of three photographs for consideration; please include a title for each photograph;
  • gather poems together in a single document for submission;
  • send only work that is previously unpublished, including on personal blog sites;
  • include a cover letter in the body of the email that makes note of the title(s) of the work and offers a brief bio, written in the conventional third-person style;
  • note in your cover letter whether the work you are sending is a simultaneous submission (we accept circulating manuscripts but ask that you inform us via Submittable as soon as possible if any of your submitted pieces are accepted elsewhere);
  • make sure poetry is single-spaced (unless the form demands otherwise) and prose is double-spaced; arrange only one poem per page;
  • we accept the following file formats for your attachments: Word doc and docx; please do not send a pdf;
  • we accept png, tiff, and jpeg formats for photographs; please make sure the resolution quality is as high as you can make it;
  • we obtain nonexclusive English world rights for digital publication and maintain ATHENA as a continuous scroll of titles;
  • please submit work to our Submittable page only (BUTTON BELOW).
MORIA Literary Magazine