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PFN – The Muleskinner Journal Seeks Submissions on “Grace”

September 20, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Submission Guidelines

Submissions for Journal Eight are OPEN!
Our Theme was GRACE

Our theme for Journal 8 is a difficult ask in a violent and weary world.  It is grace.
Do your best.

Grace is benevolence, both to give and to receive.
To be full of grace is to move with ease and charm.
It is to flow like water.
There is grace under pressure and grace under fire.  Grace is cousin to courage.
Grace is hope and salvation. It is also bought and sold, a commodity of kindness.
There are good graces and bad graces, dis-grace, and falls from grace.
Grace is humility, charm, a blessing for a meal, the yearning not to be loved, but to love.
Muleskinner Journal opens Journal 8 with grace in our hearts.

Your grace period begins on July 20, and runs through September 20

What we are looking for…

Muleskinner Journal accepts previously unpublished work only. Please use the following word counts to select a category to submit. Send no more than one piece at a time, except where noted. Please submit in only one category at a time.

  • Micro-Fiction: 25-50 words (1-3 pieces at a time)

  • Flash: max. 1000 words each (1-3 pieces at a time)

  • Short Story/excerpts from longer work: max. 3000 words

  • Creative Nonfiction: (max. 3000 words)

  • Poetry: Any length or form. (1-3 pieces at a time)

Send your submissions to

We look for writing of all kinds that uses skill, wit, and determination to deliver the goods.  We accept and publish poetry, short fiction, flash fiction, micro-fiction, short scripts, excerpts from longer works, memoir, criticism, craft essays, artwork, journalism, and shopping lists.

 We don’t care who you are, as long as you are the author of what you submit.


September 20, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Muleskinner Journal


The Muleskinner Journal
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