Thursday 7 July 2016

The MacGuffin

For all submissions

We do not accept previously published work (either in print or online).
Use a standard, easy-to-read typeface (for example, Arial or Times).
List title(s) and include a brief bio in cover letter. Do not staple work.
Include name, address, telephone number, email address, and the page number on each page.
Do not send revisions unless our editors have requested them.
Allow 8 to 16 weeks for a response. We thank you in advance for your patience.
All inquiries about submissions must be made via email or U.S. mail.
Postal submissions
Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) (No. 10 or larger) or sufficient International Reply Coupons for reply only. No work will be returned.
E-mail submissions
Submissions may be made electronically to
Submissions made in the body of an email will not be considered. Please submit each work as a Word document attachment.
Additional information
We do accept simultaneous submissions if informed. We expect prompt notification if the work is accepted elsewhere.
Manuscripts may be withdrawn until an issue enters the typesetting process.
Authors and artists receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears.
Additional copies may be purchased at substantial savings.
Translations are welcome, and should be accompanied by a copy of the original text. Translators are responsible for author’s permission.
The MacGuffin is copyrighted. Upon publication, all rights revert to authors. We appreciate acknowledgement as first place of publication.
We consider traditional, formal, free verse, and experimental poetry.
Poems can be up to 400 lines.
There are no subject biases.
Please do not submit more than five poems at one time.
Poems should by typed, single-spaced, and one per page.
Fiction and creative non-fiction
We have no subject biases, though obvious pornographic material will not be published.
Maximum length is 5000 words. Please include word count. Portions of longer works are acceptable if they can stand alone. Please do not submit more than two stories.
All prose should be typed and double-spaced.
One submission per envelope/email.
Submit the best quality image available; that is, original photographs, slides, or artwork. Photocopies or laser outputs scan unevenly, and leave streaks across the image.
If you want an image cropped, indicate the cropping on a photocopy of the image. Do not crop photos or artwork. We size and crop images electronically.
Electronic Images should be EPS or TIFF files saved at 300 dpi for photos and 600 (minimum) to 1200 (maximum) dpi for line art.
Embedded images are not accessible to the page layout software.

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