September 16, 2014


About The Mondegreen

A mondegreen is a kind of misunderstanding: you mishear a word or phrase in a way that gives it a different meaning. In naming this project after a mistake, we don’t mean to say that we want your error-riddled, hastily shot-off drivel, but we do want the work that isn’t afraid of being wrong. We want something that we can’t quite recognize, but which feels uncannily familiar. We want to get spooked by it or laugh or maybe both. All of that.

Managing Editor
Diya Chaudhuri
Poetry Editor
Jenny Mary Brown
Fiction Editor
Emma Smith-Stevens


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