The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature celebrates 25 years online!

SUBMISSIONS CLOSED UNTIL .... January 2022.


Guidelines for submissions:

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  in the area provided. 

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

Submission to and acceptance by Dead Mule grants us first electronic and indefinite archival rights. All other rights revert to the author upon publication. Please credit Dead Mule as the first publisher if you reprint elsewhere; we like seeing our name in print, too. 

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

-The Mule Staff