MD12 cover 2018 Jan 11.jpg

The Market

Genres Published: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, translations, commentary, and visual art
Accepts Erotic Poetry? Yes.
Examples of Published Erotic Poetry: Jennifer Morales (Yearning)

Editorial Focus

Submissions Guidelines

Where will we be, how will we get there, who might we become?

For its summer 2018 issue, MAYDAY Magazine invites submissions of fiction, poetry, essays, book and film reviews, interviews, works of translation, and visual art that address the theme of SPECULATION. We seek writing that provides insight into what is by contemplating what could be (or what could have been). How does imagining other worlds—other histories, other galaxies, other dimensions, other consciousnesses—teach us about who and what we are…or who we may be?

Submissions may speculate on the personal (loves lost, roads not taken, disasters avoided) and/or the political (possible histories, histories of the possible, events that didn’t happen, events that may happen in the future) and/or the cosmic (what could have been but isn’t, what should never be yet feels inevitable). Submissions need not fall into specific genres such as horror, sci-fi, or fantasy, though writing in these areas is welcome. Whatever the form or writing tradition, MAYDAY remains committed firstmost to literary quality: clear language, strong images, memorable characters, innovative structure, and deep human insight.

Deadline for submissions is May 15, 2018.

Please see our online submission manager for specific guidelines.


Contact Information

Contact Mayday by email at
Please note: The information provided in this database is pulled direct from the publishers website. Please see their site for up-to-date information.
Last updated: May 10, 2018.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: