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Musicians

Journal Submissions

Music submissions to Half Mystic Journal's sixth issue are now open, around the theme of interlude: the keystrokes of transitory—the movement in the rest—the inhale before the storm. An interlude is a short piece, or portion of a piece, that resides & serves as a transition in between two main pieces of music. All submissions should in some way conform to this theme.

We consider all genres of original music. You may submit up to three songs, and each should be under eight minutes. We consider previously-published music, but please let us know in your submission where and when your piece was published. Simultaneous submissions are welcome. We only publish predominantly English pieces—no translations for now.

Half Mystic is an ardent supporter of diverse creators and their work. Please do send us pieces that explore the experiences of minorities—we would love to receive them. Also know that we do not tolerate work that contains sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, xenophobic, ableist, ageist, classist, fat-shaming, abusive, or otherwise discriminatory content. Such work will be automatically rejected.

Above all: we want you to twist and bend, stretch the limits, suffuse us with the rhythm of innovation. We fall in love with pieces that make us rethink what music means.

Send us your work at journal@halfmystic.com. The subject line should be "Journal Submission: Song, [Title], [Name]" (e.g. "Journal Submission: Song, Elvis Presley, Can't Help Falling In Love"). Please also include a 120 word or shorter contributor bio, to be included in the issue in the case that your piece is accepted for publication.

We highly recommend that you take a look at Half Mystic Journal’s past issues to get a feel for our aesthetic and the types of work that we adore.

Please include lyrics to your song in the body of your email. (Of course, disregard if your piece(s) don't have lyrics.) Attach the song to the email in MP3 or WAV format. And please do include a small note to us in the body. Say hello. Tell us about yourself. Send us a song you've been loving lately, or a whole playlist. Tell us why you've chosen our journal as a home for your lovely piece. We want to know you—and we care a lot more about your favourite ice cream flavours and the songs that keep getting stuck in your head than we do about past press or awards.

We do our best to respond to submissions within three weeks. That said, as we are a very small journal running mostly on love, caffeine, and a damn good mixtape, we may take longer during heavy submission periods. If you have not heard back from us after five weeks, please do email us to inquire. Gentle nudging never results in bad feelings, we promise.

At the moment we cannot pay our contributors. However, contributors do receive complimentary eBook copies of the issue they are featured in, along with the Half Mystic community's full love and support in all of their future endeavours.


Radio Submissions

Half Mystic Radio is always open to music submissions for our next episodes and seasons.

We consider all original music that has no lyrics. You may submit up to three songs, and each should be under eight minutes.

Send us your work at radio@halfmystic.com. The subject line should be "Radio Submission: Song, [Title], [Name]" (e.g. "Journal Submission: Song, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Waltz of the Flowers"). Please also include a 120 word or shorter contributor bio, to be included in the show notes in the case that your piece is accepted to be featured on the podcast.

We highly recommend that you listen to past seasons of Half Mystic Radio to get a feel for our aesthetic and the types of work we love.

Attach the song to the email in MP3 or WAV format. And please do include a small note to us in the body. Say hello. Tell us about yourself. Send us a song you've been loving lately, or a whole playlist. Tell us why you've chosen our podcast. We want to know you—and we care a lot more about your favourite ice cream flavours and the songs that keep getting stuck in your head than we do about past press or awards.

We do our best to respond to Half Mystic Radio submissions within three weeks. That said, as we are a very small company running mostly on love, caffeine, and a damn good mixtape, we may take longer during heavy submission periods. If you have not heard back from us after five weeks, please do email us to inquire. Gentle nudging never results in bad feelings, we promise.

At the moment we cannot pay our contributors. However, contributors do receive the Half Mystic community's full love and support in all of their future endeavours.