Writers’ Guidelines

We are now accepting submissions for our inaugural issue,
scheduled for publication at the end of December 2020.

Work submitted is considered for both the upcoming issue and our daily blog. If you only wish to be considered for one or the other, please note this in your submission.

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Reading Period?
What is TDR Looking For?
Word Limit?
Response Time?
Languages?
Simultaneous Submissions?
Previously Published?
Payment?
Rights?

Reading Period?

TDR accepts unsolicited submissions year-round.

What is TDR Looking For?

We are looking for short stories, flash fiction, prose poetry, poetry, creative nonfiction, articles, essays, interviews, and reviews.

Have an idea for something which falls outside the box? Pitch it here first.

If it is good, we want to read it.

The Dillydoun Review

All voices are welcome. However, TDR will not tolerate writing which fosters or promotes discrimination and hatred.

Word Limit?

If you have something wonderful, drastically beyond the word limit guidelines, pitch it here first. We rarely publish anything over 8,000 words.

Fiction – 1,000 – 5,000 – submit only one at a time.

Nonfiction – 1,000 – 5,000 – submit only one at a time.

Articles/Interviews/Reviews – play it by ear – submit only one at a time.

Flash Fiction – 50 – 1,000 – submit up to three at a time.

Prose Poetry – 50 – 1,000 – submit up to three at a time.

Poetry – no line limit – submit up to three at a time.

Response Time?

If you haven’t heard from us at the end of 4 weeks, check your submission status via Submittable. If you experience problems or have further questions, feel free to email at thedillydounreview@gmail.com

Languages?

All voices are welcome but, at the moment, TDR is only able to read submissions in English.

Simultaneous Submissions?

We consider simultaneous submissions but ask that you notify us as soon as possible if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Previously Published?

We do not consider previously published work.

Payment?

Not yet. But, as we grow, so will author payment.

Rights?

Upon acceptance, TDR acquires first worldwide serial rights and archival rights. All rights revert back to the author upon publication.

How to Submit?

Online Submissions

We accept submissions online through Submittable.

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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.