We Have Reopened the Fast Track Feedback Option!

The Dillydoun Review has two new submission options
via Submittable called Fast Track / Feedback.


FICTION: Fast Track / Feedback
Response in 24 Hours – $15

OR

NONFICTION: Fast Track / Feedback
Response in 24 Hours – $15


TDR does NOT charge a mandatory reading fee but, after receiving some very kind advice from our writers, we decided to offer an option that might be right for you, too.

The idea is this… when a submission is made through Fast Track / Feedback, a fee of $15 is applied. TDR then reads your work and provides detailed feedback, whether the submission is accepted or declined, all within 24 hours.

It’s not a guarantee that work will be accepted. But it is a kind, generous way to support TDR while at the same time affording us an opportunity to spend more time with your work. Not to mention, it’s a unique opportunity to receive unbiased, professional, and quick feedback.

We offer our honest opinion and constructive criticism.

Check it out if you think it’s right for you. We look forward to reading your work.

POETRY AND PROSE POETRY FAST TRACK RESPONSE WITHIN 24 HOURS – $15

No Feedback… Just A Quick response…

We hear you, poets! Several of you have been in touch urging TDR to offer a Fast Track response for poetry submissions. Well, we tried it for a few days and quickly found out that providing detailed feedback within 24 hours on up to three poems was verging on the impossible.

We could critique formal poetic elements, sure. But (!) in our opinion, part of providing meaningful feedback on a poem involves a deep reading and in-depth interpretation (or possible interpretation). We tried providing that for some of the early Fast Track poetry submissions and found that wasn’t at all what most poets were looking for.

Most of the poets who submitted via the Fast Track option didn’t want to know how we interpreted their work or what we thought the second stanza meant, or how we thought it could be improved. They simply wanted a quick answer to their submission. Okay, we get it. And, you know? We’re fine with that.

So here is our solution:

Poetry and Prose Poetry Fast Track Response Within 24 Hours – $15

NO FEEDBACK… JUST A QUICK RESPONSE…

POETRY AND PROSE POETRY FAST TRACK RESPONSE WITHIN 24 HOURS – $15

No Feedback… Just A Quick response…

We hear you, poets! Several of you have been in touch urging TDR to offer a Fast Track response for poetry submissions. Well, we tried it for a few days and quickly found out that providing detailed feedback within 24 hours on up to three poems was verging on the impossible.

We could critique formal poetic elements, sure. But (!) in our opinion, part of providing meaningful feedback on a poem involves a deep reading and in-depth interpretation (or possible interpretation). We tried providing that for some of the early Fast Track poetry submissions and found that wasn’t at all what most poets were looking for.

Most of the poets who submitted via the Fast Track option didn’t want to know how we interpreted their work or what we thought the second stanza meant, or how we thought it could be improved. They simply wanted a quick answer to their submission. Okay, we get it. And, you know? We’re fine with that.

So here is our solution:

Poetry and Prose Poetry Fast Track Response Within 24 Hours – $15

NO FEEDBACK… JUST A QUICK RESPONSE…

Just a simple message for now: The Dillydoun Review’s first issue is now available. We offer sincere appreciation to all our contributors.

The Dillydoun Review is proud to announce our nominees for the Pushcart Prize. We are forever grateful for these exceptional writers, as well as all the other talented writers, who took a chance on a new literary journal. TDR is only about a month old but we already have an enviable author list. Join me in congratulating these six!


Noémie Boucher
(Fiction) – “Une Recette de Ratatouille” / Forthcoming in Issue 1

W. David Hancock
(Fiction) – Memory Mobile / Forthcoming in Issue 1

Iain Maloney
(Fiction) – The Jungle / Forthcoming in Issue 1

Judy Schneier
(Fiction) – Biyalis and Salsa / Forthcoming in Issue 1

Wendy Shaia
(Fiction) – Waiting for Something / Forthcoming in Issue 1

Patti White
(Nonfiction) – The Fall / Available to Read Now @TDR Daily


A Note from the Editor

It has truly been an exciting week for The Dillydoun Review. We opened our proverbial doors on October 26, 2020, and ten days later, we have over three hundred submissions. Some were accompanied by a contribution to our Tip Jar via Submittable.

Thank you very much for contributing to The Dillydoun Review via our Tip Jar.

This helps us actually pay for Submittable (which is wonderful but wickedly expensive) until we can become full members of CLMP. At that time, we will qualify for a generous discount.

We must publish our first issue before we can become full members of CLMP so, not long now.

And, speaking of our first issue, I have received several questions regarding the publication format for The Dillydoun Review.

Are TDR Issues produced as print publications?

Many people have contacted me asking if TDR issues are produced as print publications.

The answer is no. Not yet, at least. For the time being, we are only online.

A print version of the journal is definitely on our list of things to accomplish but, for now, we are online only. TDR publishes quarterly issues of prose and poetry each March, June, September, and December.

We also publish (beginning Monday, November 8, 2020) a blog called TDR Daily which features short stories, flash fiction, poetry, prose poetry, articles, interviews, reviews, and essays.

All submissions are considered for both TDR Issues and TDR Daily unless you specify otherwise in your cover letter.

One is no better than the other, in our opinion. It is our goal to make TDR Daily just as desirable a home for your work as our quarterly issues.

So, thanks again. Hope this answers at least one of your questions.

We look forward to reading your work.

Amy Burns, Managing Editor

The Dillydoun Review is now accepting submissions for our inaugural issue which is scheduled for publication at the end of December 2020.

TDR is an online publication only. We do not publish a print issue at this time, although it is a goal to work toward.

We read unsolicited manuscripts throughout the year. Submissions are considered for both quarterly issues and our daily blog.

Online Submissions

We accept submissions online through Submittable.

If you have any questions or problems feel free to contact us at thedillydounreview@gmail.com

Mail Submissions

If you wish to submit via mail, send your manuscript and a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

The Dillydoun Review
ATTN: Amy Burns
P.O. Box 1208
Hanceville, AL 35077

IMPORTANT: Manuscripts will not be returned. Please do not send your only copy.

For more details, please see our Writers’ Guidelines.

The Dillydoun Review is a new online literary journal that publishes prose and poetry each March, June, September, and December.

To keep our readers and writers engaged between issues, the goal is to publish articles, essays, reviews, interviews, opinion pieces, fiction, and poetry each day on the TDR blog. If you have an idea for the blog that falls outside the mentioned categories, feel free to pitch it.

My name is Amy Burns. I am the Managing Editor. Some of you might recognize me from other lit mags including Unbound Press, Spilling Ink Review, and Mulberry Fork Review. I missed being part of the online writing community and look forward to reacquainting myself with old friends and, of course, making new ones.

I am still in the early stages of developing the journal so the website is a bit sparse. Check back soon and see our progress!