Chapter House Journal

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Mission Statement

Chapter House Journal (formerly Mud city Journal) is an online literary journal promoting the ideals and vision of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Low Residency MFA Program. We publish new work on a rolling basis. 

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

We publish 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 CH Blog we publish original content including reviews, 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.


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


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


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


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

Chapter House Journal