Submission Guidelines

Thank you for considering Mystic Illuminations as an outlet for your creative work.

Submissions to the literary magazine are currently OPEN.

Mystic Salon welcomes you on a journey into magical, mystical and earth-based spiritual practices. Knowledge, insight, discovery, practical experience, and camaraderie all await you here. To explore the magic through words—what we call Mystic Illuminations—we invite you to share your fiction, poetry, or nonfiction.

We know how much time an effort you put into creating your prose and/or poetry and we, as writers and editors, put just as much time considering, deliberating and discussing your work behind the scenes here at Mystic Illuminations. To assist with defraying our costs, we welcome a single $5.00 donation per piece or per 3 poem submission. (See below for details.)

NOTE: Please read the following carefully. As writers, we know you are also great readers, right?

Submissions should follow professional guidelines:


  • Use a standard font such as Times-Roman or Arial.
  • Use 12-point type size.
  • Double-space your copy.
  • If your work was previously published, please provide the date and publication or site where it appeared.
  • Fiction and nonfiction should be 4,000 words or less.
  • You may submit up to three poems that each fit on one page. Each poem can be of any word count.
  • In order to expedite the publication process, please also provide a brief author bio (300 characters or less). This may include your email address and links to your website and/or other social media.

Please send your submission via email and write your subject line as follows: MYSTIC [Genre, i.e. Fiction, Poetry, etc.]: Title of your work,  Your last name. For example:

Mystic Fiction: A Thousand Cranes, Lenz

Include your written submission EMBEDDED (not attached), in other words, please copy and paste your submission into the email. Any emails with attachments will be automatically deleted.

All of your Fiction, Micro-Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry should be sent to:

SUBMISSIONS {at} mysticilluminations {dot} org

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