Submissions Guidelines


Murmur Journal has rolling submissions, which means that you can submit your creative work to our online publication all-year round. However, deadlines for print issues and special contests will be posted well in advance. Submissions for each month’s theme will begin on the 15th of the preceding month and end on the 30th (approximately 15 days for each theme). We will do our best to respond to your submissions within 2 weeks. We ask that your submissions remain related to the month’s theme.

All themes will be announced on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, so make sure you follow us on these channels to not miss out on submitting your pieces!

All submissions should be directed to

*Before Submitting: If we accept your submission, we will e-mail you a confirmation letter. At that time, our editors will discuss your submission and make any necessary edits. Once it has been published no more changes can be made. Please work with us to ensure accuracy.

Article Guidelines: Articles should relate to the each month's theme. Images accompanying your piece are preferred but are not required. Accepted file formats: .rtf // .doc // .docx. No PDFs please. File name should be formatted as: THEME_TITLEOFSUBMISSION. Please use Times New Roman, 12, single spaced. Format your submission as you wish it to appear online.

Art Guidelines: Submit up to 5 images of your drawings, paintings, photographs, print, or multimedia work. A story, description, and/or artist profile is recommended. We want to get to know you! Please include your name and website or online portfolio link with your submission. *If you are an artist or photographer looking to collaborate or create original work for The Murmur House, please contact us directly at using the subject line ART FEATURE. Please note this does not count as having entered work as a submission. 

Writing Guidelines: Accepted file formats: .rtf // .doc // .docx. Please submit 3 poems or less. Short stories can be any length; prose or short-shorts should be 2 pages or less. Please use Times New Roman, 12, single spaced, for all submissions: format it as you wish it to appear online.