Submission Guidelines

As a literary journal with an educational twist, Mason’s Road aims to focus each issue on a particular element of the writing craft. The Submissions Period for Issue 10 with the theme of “Memory” is open now!

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Mason’s Road Literary Prize: If you wish to be considered for the $500.00 Mason’s Road Literary Prize, please submit your payment hereBe sure to use the same name for payment that you used to submit your work so we can match your payment to your submission should your piece be considered for the prize. You do not need to submit a payment to be considered for publication, only for the prize.

We have a blind submissions policy and accept work in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, drama (stage or screen), art, and craft essays from both emerging and established writers and artists. Some of our dos and don’ts:

  • We only take online submissions.
  • Do not include your name or any identifying information within the attachment. We do a blind selection process which means we consider all work without knowing who wrote it. Please do not insert a header or footer containing your name, and please do not include your name and contact information at the top of the document.
  • Please submit only one document in a genre for each issue, and limit prose and screenplay/drama to 5,000 words (double-spaced), poetry to 3 poems (up to 3 poems in a single document).
  • Only the following file types will be accepted: *.doc & *.rtf for text, *.jpg & *.gif for art, and *.mp3 for audio.
  • Mason’s Road does not accept previously published work.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as they are indicated as such and we are notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • All published work will be archived online, and after publication all rights revert back to the author/artist.

Good luck & thank you!


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