Issue 4 submissions are closed.


Accepting prose, poetry, and visual art from creators ages 12-29. 

We want your pieces that dance! Your pieces that inspire, cry, sparkle! Your pieces that make us uncomfortable like a sticky-hot summer; your pieces that make us comfortable like the blanket of a starry summer sky!

Inspired by William Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream, midsummer magazine aims to publish work written by young creators that instills and explores

Please note: while we aim to publish writing and art focusing on the above themes/energies, we'd love to read anything. Also, while we aim to highlight work by younger creators, we invite anyone of any age to submit. Send it our way!

Response time: up to 3 weeks. 


All submissions should be emailed to 

Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please email us to withdraw your submission if another magazine ends up publishing your piece before we do! 

We do not accept pieces that have been previously published. 

If you have been accepted, please wait 2 submission cycles before submitting again. 

midsummer magazine is not the right home for works with gore or explicit sexual content. 

All work must be human-created without the use of AI.

Art and writing from creators of all backgrounds is welcome here. Do not submit art or writing with any forms of hate or bigotry.


up to 3 flash fiction pieces per submission

flash fiction: up to 1000 words

Times New Roman, 12pt font, 1 inch margins, 1.5 spacing



1 short story per submission 

short story: 1000-3000 words

Times New Roman, 12pt font, 1 inch margins, 1.5 spacing



up to 3 poems per submission

one document

Times New Roman, 12pt font, 1 inch margins, 1.5 spacing - but if your poem requires special formatting, we are flexible with this! 



Up to 3 pieces of artwork per submission

All media allowed! We love traditional drawing/painting, digital, photography, and any other mediums


COVER ART: If you would like to have you artwork considered for the cover image, please indicate so in your submission. Cover art ideally is in 8.5'x5.5' dimensions, but is not required to be so.


If you have formless work, we love that here! Your Notes-app love letters, scribbled out poems, your half-script/half-poem mutations. After all, the genreless is, perhaps, the most whimsical of all!

Please keep submissions to less than 3000 words, and please feel free to expand more on the identity of your form (if applicable/desired) in your submission email. 

Times New Roman, 12pt font, 1 inch margins, 1.5 spacing, with leniency 


midsummer magazine asks for First Serial Rights and Electronic Archival Rights to publish your work digitally on our website. Upon publication, all copyright revert back to you, the author/artist. We ask that if your piece is published elsewhere in the future, midsummer magazine is credited as the original publisher.