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.

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

· 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.

· 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.

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 Featuring guest judge Matthew Olzmann!

The contest opens on April 1 and closes June 15.

One (1) First Place Winner will receive a prize of $500 and publication.
Up to two (2) Honorable Mentions may also be awarded and published.
Each entrant will receive one free issue of The MacGuffin that includes the winners of the 25th Annual Poet Hunt Contest.
Past and present staff members and their families are not eligible.
To enter via post or via our website, visit https://schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/contest-rules. To enter via Submittable, continue reading.


To Enter:
 

  1. Please send a .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf that includes a basic cover letter and your poems. 
  2. The first page of your entry should simply include your name, address, email, and the titles of the poems you are entering. This should be the only place in the document that any personally identifiable information should be found. Do not use headers/footers.
  3. An entry may consist of up to 5 poems at no more than 400 lines each. If more than 5 are sent, only the first 5 will be considered. Do not include your name, contact info, or other identifiable information on the poems themselves.
  4. There is a $15 entry fee.
  5. Poems submitted may not be previously published and must be the original work of the contestant. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but the author is responsible for notifying The MacGuffin if their work is accepted before the contest closes. Please send all withdrawals by Monday, July 27, 2020.
  6.  Entries will be initially screened by The MacGuffin staff  through a blind review process. Based on an anonymous vote, 15 to 20  finalists will be sent to the guest judge for a final blind review with  one (1) first place winner and up to two (2) honorable mentions  ultimately being selected from this pool. 
  7.  Winners will be announced in September 2020. 

 

 Please direct any questions to Gordon Krupsky, Managing Editor, via email at macguffin@schoolcraft.edu. Happy writing and good luck! 

· 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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