The Gap-Toothed Madness is an independent literary mag out of Sacramento, CA.

We want to publish a magazine of the best literature and art we can get our hands on.We want to do it without all of the pretension and attitude that seems to be so pervasive in the literary world. We want you to be a part of it.


Any previously unpublished poetry, short fiction, essays, ramblings,
photography, art of all kinds, and whatever else, is welcome for consideration.

Even if you have never submitted your work anywhere before, especially if you have never submitted your work anywhere before.

Please send all submissions to

Submissions sent to any of our other emails or sites will not be considered.

Simultaneous submissions will be accepted. Please mark them as
such, and notify us right away if the work is accepted elsewhere.

All written pieces should be sent as either a word file or rtf.
Art should be sent as a high quality jpeg of at least 300dpi.

Short fiction and essay submissions should not exceed 2,500 words in length.

We will also be considering all art submissions for inclusion in our online gallery. The online gallery is intended as a showcase, separate from the print edition, for the work of artists that we really dig. We will select new artists every month to feature. If your work is selected for the gallery, it may appear in the print edition as well.

Any and all publishing/ownership rights will automatically revert back to the author/artist upon publication.

All accepted authors and artists will receive one free copy.

The Gap-Toothed Madness is published quarterly and as such we are considering submissions on a constant basis.

Due to the overall volume of submissions, please allow up to one month for a response.
If you have any questions or concerns during that period, please feel free to email us at and we will respond as quickly as possible.


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