The MacGuffin is a triannual litmag published by Schoolcraft College. Thanks for checking us out! Here are our general submission guidelines. You can find genre specific guidelines in each form.


· We do not accept work that has been previously published in print or online.

· Use a standard, easy-to-read typeface (like Arial or Times) and font size (12pt).

· Include your name and page number in the header of each page.

· Do not include extraneous or blank pages with your submission.

· Do not send revisions unless our editors have requested them.

· Please allow 8 to 16 weeks for a response (sometimes longer in May-July and December-January). We thank you in advance for your patience.

  • No blank or free verse. To submit non-formal poetry for general publication consideration, please see our general Poetry Submission form.
  • You may submit up to five poems.
  • Poems should be typed and single-spaced, with one poem per page, and all poems submitted in the same file.
  • Work will be considered until April 1, 2020. Poems accepted for our special Formal Poetry feature will appear in issue 36.3. 

· You may submit up to five poems per submission.

· Poems should be typed and single-spaced, with one poem per page, and all poems being submitted in the same .doc file.

· You may submit up to two pieces at a time. Please send each story separately.

· Stories may not exceed 5000 words. Please include a word count. The word count, as we define it, is the body text only, and does not include extraneous info such as title, author, headers, etc.

· All work should be typed and double-spaced. The page size should be set to 8.5”x11” and the page margins should be set to 1” all around.

 · You may submit up to two pieces at a time. Please send each story separately.
· Stories may not exceed 5000 words. Please include a word count. The word count, as we define it, is the body text only, and does not include extraneous info such as title, author, headers, etc.
· All work should be typed and double-spaced. The page size should be set to 8.5”x11” and the page margins should be set to 1” all around.

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