Writers’ Guidelines

The Dillydoun Review is an online literary journal. We do not yet have a print edition. We publish issues monthly, online only. We also publish TDR Daily (our blog), online only.

Work submitted is considered for both the upcoming issue and TDR Daily. In 2022 we will produce a print anthology including a look back on the Best of the Best in 2021. All work published will be considered whether it was published in an issue or TDR Daily.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

Flash Nonfiction – 1,000 max – submit up to three at a time.

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

Response Time?

We have updated our response time to 12 weeks. If you haven’t heard from us within that time, please feel free to send an inquiry to 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:

Amy Burns
ATTN: The Dillydoun Review
310 Morningside Drive
#199
Friendswood, TX 77549

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