Frances Carraway

The Mire publishes previously unpublished fiction (short stories), non-fiction (essays— including personal essays, college essays, and academic essays), poetry, music, and art.

Our two reading periods are September 1st to November 18 and January 1st to April 30. Our magazine wishes to reach an audience of literary young adults, so please consider the content of your work accordingly.

Submit one piece at a time. We prefer prose under 2,000 words and have no length requirement for poetry.

To submit, please email Please include your name, title of your work, and the genre in your subject heading. Or visit and complete the form.

We aim to respond to submissions in a timely manner, but please remember our staff is made up of high school students balancing a full-time course load. Accordingly, please wait one month before inquiring about the status of your submission.

Submissions are now OPEN.