The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature 

Not accepting submissions at this time. Check back in the Spring -->2020.

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

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 section of the Mule (fiction, poetry, essay) begins with a page containing the contributor's names and their Southern Legitimacy Statement. 

Attach your work as a .doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf in the area provided. If it's really short,  it'll fit in the submission "box" so that's ok too.

We have Categories for each month(s) and guidelines contained therein. Check them out. Send us your writing. 


YOUR WORK NEED NOT HAVE YOUR NAME OR HEADERS/FOOTERS/PAGE #S. DON'T DO THAT ... thanks. You are not submitting paper/printed documents to us. This is the internet. See the fiction guidelines for more information.

There will be no fees. Nope. Not gonna' do it. If you want to help us out, check out the Prints once the Gallery is fully functioning. Posters, prints, gallery wrapped canvas of archival curated collections of Southern vernacular architecture. Reasonably priced, printed on a digital printer with insane detail and color ... more on that on the Gallery. For now, you think about your submission!

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

-The Mule Staff

The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature