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Monday, September 21, 2020

The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature seeks submissions

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Deadline for fiction/flash fiction: September 30, 2020
Deadline for Memoirs / Essays, Nonfiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry: October 31, 2020

Guess what, ya'll!? We start accepting submissions on July 4, 2020. YUP! Opening up the Mule to your finest contributions.

The submission you send us will be for writing to grace our 24th Anniversary Year, 2020 and our 25th Anniversary year, which obviously would be 2021. Give us a week or three to get back to you but don't be surprised if we're quick like a bunny.

There's just one thing to know and it's very important:

Your Cover Letter MUST contain your Southern Legitimacy Statement. If you don't know what that is, then you need to read The Dead Mule. Each bit of writing on the Mule (fiction, poetry, essay, creative non-fiction) begins with a few words about the author's Southern Legitimacy Statement. Everyone is south of somewhere, read the Dead Mule for examples. It's fun and simple. Write as little or as much as you'd like. Some people write multiple paragraphs. We've got no word limit on your SLS.

Attach your work as a .doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf or .pages, whatever in the area provided. If it's really short, it'll fit in the submission "box" so that's ok too. We love short shorts, yes we do and they fit just swell in the submission box. Just copy/paste.

SINGLE SPACED. ONE SPACE BETWEEN PARAGRAPHS. NO PARAGRAPH INDENTS. THANK YOU.

There will be no fees. Nope. Not gonna' do it.

We are nothing if not for our writers! Thank you for submitting to the South's oldest online literary journal.

-The Mule Staff

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