The Dillydoun Review submission categories underwent a massive overhaul today in an effort to address requests from contributors. We want to make the submission process easy and enjoyable while also tailoring it to meet the needs of as many writers as possible.
Each category now has its own, simplified link on Submittable:
- Short Story Submissions 1,000 – 5,000 Words – submit 1 at a time
- Flash Fiction Submissions 1,000 Word Max – submit up to 3 at a time
- Poetry Submissions 1,000 Word Max – submit up to 3 at a time
- Prose Poetry Submissions 1,000 Word Max – submit up to 3 at a time
- Nonfiction Submissions 1,000 – 5,000 Words – submit 1 at a time
- Flash Nonfiction 1,000 Word Max – submit up to 3 at a time
Notice anything different? We added a category! Flash Nonfiction. Several writers have emailed to ask if we accept super short nonfiction submissions and the answer (now) is yes. Yes, we do.
Fast Track / Feedback Changes
We also made some changes to what was previously known as the Fast Track / Feedback option. As many of you know, all the submission categories listed above are free. We never charge a submission fee for regular submissions. However, when the financial reality of trying to keep a growing literary magazine afloat met changing contributor wants and needs… our Fast Track / Feedback option was born.
It’s been a great way for us to get to know many of you and it’s a supremely kind, generous way to support The Dillydoun Review. But, as with many things, the Fast Track / Feedback option wasn’t without its flaws.
We Came Up With an Answer
The old Fast Track / Feedback option has now undergone a bisection! Here are the details:
Our typical response time is 12 weeks or more. For those of you who want a response within 24 hours and aren’t interested in feedback, the Fast Track option is for you.
We tailored the Feedback Option to cater to those writers who are less interested in publication and more interested in in-depth feedback. Sure, there is an option for contributors to indicate Yes (I’m interested in being considered for publication) and No (I just want feedback); but for those who are really interested in someone carefully studying their work and providing a considered response, the Feedback option is for you.
Here’s What We Hope
We hope these custom options allow you to tailor the TDR experience to fit your own creative needs. You told us what you wanted. We listened. And then, we did something about it! So, yay! On the horizon are even more changes. We’re in the process of developing one-on-one, mini-virtual workshops. The idea of meeting you in a virtual safe-space to talk in detail about your work is thrilling (for us and, hopefully, for you).
Thanks so much for your continued interest in The Dillydoun Review!