Miracle Monocle is now closed for submissions. When we re-open, we humbly request that you send us work that enlivens us. Remind us why we love to read; remind us why the rules that govern the page sometimes invite revision. Send us work that brings us the news of the world and challenges us to reassess our expectations; send us forms old and new, fresh collaborations, re-invigorations of the word. Wake us up.

The editorial staff of Miracle Monocle is pleased to announce that the winner of the Miracle Monocle Editors’ Award for Emerging Writers is Erin Wood for her piece of non-fiction flash, "Red: Our Aura Reading." In the spirit of honoring the journal’s longtime commitment to promoting the work of up-and-coming writers, we will award a cash prize of $50 to this fantastic writer. Her piece appears in the Creative Nonfiction category of Issue 10. 

We're also pleased to announce that the inaugural Miracle Monocle Award for Ambitious Student Writing will go to Jessica Newman for her experimental piece, "Marielle." In honor of a generous donor's wishes, this remarkable writer will receive a cash prize of $200; her stunning and innovative piece appears in the Ambitious Student Writers category of Issue 10. 

We'd like to thank all of the writers who submitted their work for consideration in this issue. Keep writing, keep submitting; we want to hear from you again.


· For fiction, please submit one piece of 5,000 words or less. Show us that even the most morbid subjects may be found humorous, or that even the sparsest of prose may betray a world of truth. We accommodate traditional realism and experiment alike.

· For poetry, please submit no more than three pieces. We like unique voices that encourage us to reevaluate ourselves and the world around us--poetry that makes the familiar seem unfamiliar. We appreciate work that takes risks and offers unexpected surprises..

· For creative nonfiction, please submit one piece of 5,000 words or less. We are looking for personal narrative, topical work, and lyrical essays. If your work does not fit snugly into these categories, let your prose persuade us that its the exception to the rules.

· For the experimental and not-easily-defined, please submit no more than 3 pieces. We’re interested in flash, microfictions, nano fictions, and the like. We’re also fans of hybrid and collaborative work. In other words, we like to play host to writers who straddle the lines between genres. Length is negotiable, though flash tends to turn into something else when it exceeds 1500 words. Send your genre Frankensteins our way; they’ll find a safe home here.

· For two-dimensional art or photography, please submit no more than 3 pieces. We are especially fond of work that incorporates text, but this is more of a preference than a demand. We are open to a wide range of approaches, but tend to favor uniqueness and oddity over a strict fidelity to realistic representation. Images should be at least 300 dpi, submitted in JPG or TIFF format. RGB or CMYK please.

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