A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley
Big Muddy is an online journal that annually publishes an 8 x 8 perfectbound, color-cover, print issue. that explores multidisciplinary issues and events.
Big Muddy publishes:
Big Muddy accepts submissions of all types year-round.
Please allow at least 8-12 weeks for a response.
Payment to contributors is two copies. Contributors receive a 25% discount on additional issues; contact us to order.
Payment to reviewers is one copy.
"The Mississippi is well worth reading about. It is not a commonplace river, but on the contrary is in all ways remarkable."
—Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi
Big Muddy is published every Spring and every Fall.
Subscriptions are $20 annually, or $38 for a 2-year subscription (U.S. currency).
Outside U.S., add $10 postage and handling.
Prepayment is required.Subscribe
A sample copy of Big Muddy can be purchased for $6 (postage paid). Our staff will choose a back issue to send. Limit one sample copy per household.
Past issues of Big Muddy are available through our online catalog.View Catalog
We encourage submissions that are interdisciplinary in approach. Topics related to the Mississippi River Valley are encouraged and given preference, though a direct relation to the area is not necessary.
In an effort to increase the availability of knowledge about the Mississippi River Valley to the general public, Southeast Missouri State University Press will be providing online access to our nonfiction pieces, provided appropriate permission is given by the authors. Click on the links below to view our online publications.
Permission granted for online publication by respective authors. Authors retain all other rights to their works.
Please forward any questions to Southeast Missouri State University Press.