Submissions for Volume Eight are now open!

Moss accepts submissions in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Submissions are limited to current and former residents of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia, or those with a substantial connection to the region.

Moss pays $125 for accepted fiction and nonfiction, and $35 per accepted poem. We buy First Serial Rights. There is no fee to submit.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, with the condition that you notify us immediately if your piece is accepted for publication elsewhere. Though we will consider pieces of any length, we prefer that prose submissions be at least 1,800 words; shorter pieces may be paid at a reduced rate.

From August 1 through December 31, please send your submissions, attached as a Word document or similar, to the email account noted below. We seek to respond to all submissions by the end of March. Accepted pieces will be published in Moss’s annual print edition, released each summer, and also made available to the public online during the following year.

For fiction submissions, please email moss.fiction [at]

For non-fiction submissions, please email moss.nonfiction [at]

For poetry submissions, please email moss.poetry [at]

Please do not submit material to the general email account.

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