Mulberry Fork Squirrel

One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mulberry Fork Review is a biannual literary magazine founded in 2013 by Dr Amy Burns, former editor of Unbound Press and Spilling Ink Review. The inaugural issue of MFR is scheduled for publication in March, 2014. A second issue will follow in September. The magazine will be published online and can be accessed for free without membership or log-in.

Please consider this an Open Call for Submissions. 

What are we looking for? Prose.

Whether your prose takes the form of a short story, flash fiction, essay, lyrical essay, creative nonfiction, or prose poetry, we want to read it. We welcome all genres and styles. Submissions will NOT be limited by theme. Keep this in mind, though… we want to publish work that captures both the attention and imagination of the reader. Send us work that is worth revisiting; work that stands up to scrutiny, revealing something new with each read.

For more information about what we are looking for please visit Submissions. You will have the option to make a regular, free submission or pay a voluntary reading fee of $5.00 to prioritize your submission. This reading fee does not guarantee acceptance, although it does mean that we will respond to your submission within a week and, if your work is not accepted, we will reply with a thoughtful, detailed critique. We use the praiseworthy Submittable.

While we are putting together our biannual publications we also hope to populate the MFR website with regular posts including news, reviews and interviews as well as developing a community of writer profiles. If you have ideas for articles or would like to contribute to the weekly MFR content as a guest blogger, contact us with your ideas via Submissions.