The poem is the thing at Mudlark and the essay about it. As our full name suggests, we will consider accomplished work that locates itself anywhere on the spectrum of contemporary practice. We want poems, of course, but we want essays, too, that make us read poems (and write them?) differently somehow. Although we are not innocent, we do imagine ourselves capable of surprise.
Tips From the Editor
To submit or not to submit? Take a good look at Mudlark. Spend some time with it. Find out what chaps, posters, and flashes are. Read the submission guidelines. Then make your decision. The work of hobbyists and lobbyists is not for Mudlark. Because our reporting time is short (no less than a day, no more than a month) we prefer not to receive multiple submissions. But if you insist, we will consider them, asking only that you inform us of the fact, up front, and withdraw poems immediately that are accepted elsewhere.