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Mystery List is always looking for new voices as we would like to receive recommendations of books you love, hate, and simply cannot get enough of.

Mystery List Submission Guidelines

Short Fiction and Poetry

Short fiction and poetry cover nearly 25% of our magazine as we encourage writers to send in their work and reviews. As a guideline, extracts from novels are a minimum of 2,000 words long. We ask that you submit no more than one at a time.


Mystery List encourages writers to submit extensive articles on the aspects of literature, the role of reading in life, thoughts on books, and more. These articles should range from 1,500 – 3,000 words in length. Our editors are always looking for fresh perspectives and the quality of the word.

Mystery List welcomes reviews in the fields of autobiographies, fiction, poetry and literary criticism. The content must be purely diplomatic as negative reviews will not be published on our site. Reviews should range from 1,000 – 2,000 words or shorter. Writers must also include details of the books discussed.

Mystery List is looking for recommendations as we provide an opportunity for our readers to comment their favorite work. There are no limitations to favorite novels. However, editors look for work which communications with the matters of the book. We recommend at least 500 words.

What Happens After I Send My Submission?

Once you send Mystery List your submission, we will review them with editorial meetings. You should expect to hear from us within six weeks. If you have not heard back from us, please feel free to send us an email.