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Dear readers,

We’ve decided, after long consideration and much bittersweet angst, to retire Hazel & Wren. [10/20/17: read more here]

While we are leaving our archive of reviews, interviews, prompts, and past Open Mic submissions available for your perusal, we are no longer accepting Open Mic submissions.



Welcome to the Open Mic Submission Form!

Open Mic is an online writing workshop forum that takes place over 24 hours every second Wednesday of the month, from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm. Anyone may submit one (1) work-in-progress piece of creative writing Mon-Tue the week of the scheduled Open Mic. Throughout the 24 hour period, writers will receive constructive feedback from other community members.

The most recent Open Mic was scheduled for Wednesday, October 12, 2016. The submission window began on Monday, October 10 at 12:00 am and ended on Tuesday, October 11 at 11:59 pm. Writers submitted their work using the form below. Hazel and Wren posted all the submissions at the start of the Open Mic Wednesday at 12:00 am CST.


Due to space limitations and simplicity’s sake, please follow the Open Mic guidelines below. If you submit more than the allowed length, the editors reserve the right to post an excerpt of their choosing to fit the guidelines.

Limit of one submission per writer, for each Open Mic

Poetry: 60 lines max
Prose: 700 words max

We cannot stress this rule enough: Submitters must provide constructive feedback on at least one other person’s work. We’re a community here!

(If you have special formatting requirements, please send an email to with your formatting requests after submitting your piece, and we will do our best to make sure it is posted correctly.)

All work is owned by its creator, and copyright protected as such. Each work in the Open Mic series is a work in progress, and presented by the writers in order to get feedback that will help them workshop each piece to the best version possible.