Mud City Journal

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Mission Statement

Mud City is an online literary journal promoting the ideals and vision of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Low Residency MFA Program. We publish in January and July of each year to coincide with our biannual MFA residency that occurs on the IAIA campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

While Mud City is rooted in an Indigenous centered program, we look to publish writers from a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences, styles, and aesthetics. 

Mud City publishes fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and screenwriting. All submissions, including solicitations, are read by a dedicated staff of IAIA MFA students and faculty advisors. The staff also manages submissions, solicitations, publication decisions, website design, and blog content. 

Through the MC Blog we publish original content including interviews, video footage of craft talks and readings from faculty members and visiting writers. Blog contributors are solicited through our student body. 

Submission Guidelines 

Simultaneous submissions are welcome. Please withdraw your submission promptly using our online system should your work be accepted elsewhere.

 We do not accept previously published material. This includes personal blogs and websites.

POETRY

3-5 poems, not to exceed 5 pages total.

FICTION

Submit one piece, or up to 3 shorter pieces, of up to 5000 words.

NONFICTION

Submit one piece, or up to 3 shorter pieces, of up to 5000 words.

SCREENWRITING

Submit a short script or an excerpt from a larger script, up to 800 lines total.