Mookychick Submission Guidelines
Since 2005 @mookychick has had over 600 regular contributors. We couldn’t have done it without you. Our deepest, heartfelt thanks.
We are currently open to submissions.
Our doors are always open to submissions. We seek content that is like water – babbling, tranquil, charged, unquiet, delicate, ferocious, restorative and deep. We open our hearts to new and emerging writers. We turn our heads to the sun and the moon, and close our eyes and turn within. If you’re not sure where to submit, whisper ‘Mookychick’ three times and we will hear your call.
We are interested in personal essays, poetry, fiction, artwork, interviews, how-to guides, reviews, thought pieces and listicles relating to:
- Occultism, witchcraft and spirit
- Feminism, LGBTQIA+ and diversity
- Mental health and self-care
- Inclusive body positivity
- Vegan and vegetarian delights
- Culture and the arts (literature, film, music, games, comics, theatre, podcasts)
- Incredible people
- The weird and the Wyrd
Themed calls for submissions
Every month we have specific themed calls for submissions. You are always welcome to submit work that does not fit the theme – but we adore themed content, too. Get sending!
- Art/photography submissions – #ARTHAGS
- Poetry: Kintsugi (金継ぎ), a philosophy of healing
- Personal essays: Learning from regret
Personal Essays & Short Stories
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I include in my submission?
We prefer finished pieces to pitches, although you are very welcome to swing an idea our way before getting down to it. A finished piece means we get a glimpse of the way you write, which is incredibly helpful.
When you send in your first piece, please include your preferred author name, paragraph of bio in the third person, a personal link if desired and a profile pic, so we can build you an author page.
Can I send you my opinion piece?
Absolutely. If it’s a really big issue that needs signal boosting, it’s helpful to include other resources and links to useful people and places so readers can find out more.
Do you have a preferred word count?
We like thoughtful long reads and sweetly short ones, too. We prefer content to be at least 350 words long, although we’ll understand if it’s mainly photos, not words. We have no upper limit on word count – write until you’ve said what you want to say.
Can I send you work that has been published elsewhere?
We can only accept original and unpublished work – we can’t publish anything that’s already appeared somewhere else, even if it’s on your blog or Tumblr.
Is there any payment for published submissions?
Currently, all our contributors are unpaid volunteers, as are the editorial team. We will, however, be honoured to share your work with our readers and build you an author profile link for your portfolio. And we work as hard as we can to ensure our contributors are seen and valued as much and as highly as possible.
What’s your approach to #OwnVoices content?
If pieces are about queer people, disabled people, and/or people of colour, it is preferable if these pieces are written by queer people, disabled people, and/or people of colour. In a better world it wouldn’t need to be said, but yes, we welcome trans perspectives.
Can my post be anonymous?
Yes. Yes, yes, yes. Safety and online privacy matters. You are welcome to publish under whichever name you choose, your real name or a nom-de-plume. You are equally welcome to publish your piece as an Anonimook if you prefer. We are all anonimook.
Can I change my author profile at a later date?
Absolutely. Our nature and focus evolves over time. The author profile you once had on Mookychick may no longer reflect you as a person. We will be happy to change it immediately on request. We think it is important to support you so that you can have agency in controlling your online identity and presence.
Finally… Join Our Community!
Looking for an online community, not just a place to get your wonderful words published?
Simply visit our forum and register. It’s an alternative community space that is inclusive to all genders, moderated to ensure a safe space. We’ve been there for each other since 2005. You are welcome to join us, to connect and meet like minds.