Momma Tried accepts submissions of writing, photography, and visual arts. Works that contain nudity or sexual themes are welcome, but not a requirement. We recommend reviewing past issues of the magazine before submitting.

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Momma Tried magazine primarily publishes works of non-fiction and creative non-fiction. Submissions of reality-based, genre, and genre-defying fiction, as well as poetry, are also encouraged. For submissions longer than 8,000 words, please send a query email. There is a limit to two works of fiction or non-fiction stories per submission, and no more than five poems. Comics are limited to eight pages. Files should be DOC or PDF formats. Please include the titles of all included works and word counts in the body of your submissions email. We accept simultaneous submissions, but generally do not accept previously published work. Momma Tried reserves first publication rights and anthology rights for a possible future Momma Tried anthology. All other rights revert to the author upon publication. We ask that Momma Tried be properly cited when works are published elsewhere after first appearing within our pages.

Visual Artists
We are particularly interested in submissions of photography, collage, painting, and illustration, however, we are open to works outside of these categories. Please include title, medium, and year created along with a short explanation about your piece. All images should be in TIFF, GIF, or JPEG format and no bigger than 2MB. No more than eight images per submission, please. If you would like us to review a larger body of work, please include links to your website or online photo album in your email. In addition to reviewing prior issues of Momma Tried, we recommend that all submitting artists reference our tumblr, which serves as an ongoing mood board for upcoming issues.  

Disruptive Content
As an ad-free publication, we’re utilizing the spaces typically occupied by advertisements for an aspect of Momma Tried that we call “Disruptive Content.” Interjected throughout the magazine, these blocks of space are used to add additional art, writing, and photos that compliment, contrast, or have ambiguous relationships to the editorial content on the page. Disruptive Content may be original or appropriation based satirical adverts for fake products or services, or adverts for creative projects that don’t yet (or may never) exist. Please indicate in the subject line of your submission email that your work should be considered for disruptive content. Please reference prior issues of Momma Tried for examples of Disruptive Content.  

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