You’ll notice that we have a Tip Jar. We operate Mulberry Fork Review on a shoe-string budget with no outside funding from grants or bursaries. It costs more than you might think to operate a literary magazine. We would greatly appreciate it if you would consider helping us keep the journal afloat. When you pay a voluntary reading fee of $6.50 we will prioritize your submission. This isn’t a guarantee that your work will be accepted but it does mean that we will respond as quickly as possible (trying our very BEST to respond within a week). AND… if your work isn’t accepted we will offer an explanation as to why.
If you would like an extremely detailed, let’s go over your submission from top to bottom, with a full-blown critique and detailed comments about what is brilliant about your work and how we think your submission might be improved, sweeten the pot to $15 and we’ll make that happen – (trying our very best to make that within a week promise).
Even if you aren’t submitting work at this time and would like to leave a little something in our Tip Jar… we promise to do a happy dance in your honor.