Submissions for Mikrokosmos Fiction and Poetry Contest are OPEN. 

For more information on our 2018 contest, read our contest information and guidelines here.

Fiction: Submit up to three pieces totaling no more than 6,000 words.

Poetry: Submit up to five poems or ten pages of poetry.

Submissions for the 2018 contest will be open from August 15 to December 15. The top three submissions in each category will receive a cash prize and be published in our annual print issue of Mikrokosmos in March 2019.

Regular submissions for mojo 15 are OPEN

Along with our 2018 contest, regular submissions for our online literary journal mojo are now open. We are now accepting works of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art/comics. The best way to see what we’re interested in is to read our past issues

Submissions for mojo 15 will be open from August 15 to November 12. 


The Fine Print

All submissions should be made through our submissions manager. We do not accept submissions by e-mail or post at this time. Please read the guidelines in each particular genre before submitting.

We welcome simultaneous submissions, but please notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere by withdrawing immediately.

Our goal is to have a response to you within 8-12 weeks, though regrettably it can be longer. But sometimes it is also a lot shorter! Feel free to inquire after 120 days.

All submissions will be considered for publication in our online issue. Selected works have the possibility of being published in the annual print edition of Mikrokosmos Literary Journal.

mojo pays a $15 USD flat rate per poem, nonfiction piece, fiction piece, or comic. Please note that submissions to our blog, Latest Content, is not a paying market (we’re sorry!) If a piece is selected for publication in Mikrokosmosan additional $15 USD will be paid. We know this isn’t much, but as writers ourselves, we like to pay our contributors.

If you have any questions or comments, please email the editors at

All payment is subject to any budget alterations that occur throughout the year. We prefer to issue payment through mailed checks, but we can arrange other options if a check does not work for you. You will need to submit a completed W-9 or W-8BEN in order to receive payment.




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