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

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.

Reading Period?

TDR accepts unsolicited submissions year-round.

What is TDR Looking For?

If it is good,  we want to read it.

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.

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?

We have updated our response time due to an illness in the family.

If you haven't heard from us at the end of 8 weeks, 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 online submissions via Submittable.

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.

We do not charge a mandatory reading fee for submissions. However, this is a special option, completely voluntary. If you wish to fast track your submission AND received detailed feedback on both acceptances and rejections within 24 hours, this is an option for you. Paying this fee for a quick response does not guarantee that your work will be accepted for publication. But it is a kind, generous way to support the journal while allowing us to spend more time with your work.

 
Fiction – 1,000 – 5,000 words – submit only one at a time.
Flash Fiction - 50 - 1,000 words - submit up to 3 at a time.

If you are submitting more than one flash fiction, please feel free to include them all in a single file. Thanks!


Response Time?

You should hear from us within 24 hours.


TDR Daily and TDR Issues
All work submitted is considered for both TDR Daily and TDR Issues. All publications for this journal are currently ONLINE ONLY. (However, it is one of our goals to produce a print edition in the future.)
Work published on TDR Daily is featured prominently on our website for several days and then housed in an attractive format online.
Work published in a TDR Issue will appear in one of the online, quarterly issues.

We do not charge a mandatory reading fee for submissions. However, this is a special option, completely voluntary. If you wish to fast track your submission and receive a response within 24 hours, this is an option for you. Paying this fee for a quick response does not guarantee that your work will be accepted for publication. But it is a kind, generous way to support the journal while allowing us to spend more time with your work.

NOTE: The poetry and prose poetry fast track option DOES NOT include Feedback.


We hope that you have at least glanced at the Guidelines but, here is a basic refresher.
Poetry - 40 line limit - submit up to 3 at a time.
Prose Poetry - 50 - 1,000 words - submit up to 3 at a time.

If you are submitting more than one poem or prose poem, please feel free to include them all in a single file. Thanks!


Response Time?


You should hear from us within 24 hours.


We do not charge a mandatory reading fee for submissions. However, this is a special option, completely voluntary. If you wish to fast track your submission AND received detailed feedback on both acceptances and rejections within 24 hours, this is an option for you. Paying this fee for a quick response does not guarantee that your work will be accepted for publication. But it is a kind, generous way to support the journal while allowing us to spend more time with your work.

Nonfiction – 1,000 – 5,000 words – submit only one at a time.
This is a good option for essays, articles, etc...

Response Time?

You should hear from us within 24 hours.

TDR Daily and TDR Issues
All work submitted is considered for both TDR Daily and TDR Issues. All publications for this journal are currently ONLINE ONLY. (However, it is one of our goals to produce a print edition in the future.)
Work published on TDR Daily is featured prominently on our website for several days and then housed in an attractive format online.
Work published in a TDR Issue will appear in one of the online, quarterly issues.

We hope that you have at least glanced at the Guidelines but, here is a basic refresher.


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

Flash Fiction - 50 - 1,000 words - submit up to 3 at a time.

If you are submitting more than one flash fiction, please feel free to include them all in a single file. Thanks!

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


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

We hope that you have at least glanced at the Guidelines but, here is a basic refresher.

Poetry – no line max – submit up to 3 at a time.

Prose Poetry - 50 - 1,000 words - submit up to 3 at a time.

If you are including up to 3 submissions, please put them in one file. Thanks!


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

We hope that you have at least glanced at the Guidelines but, here is a basic refresher.

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

Article / Interview / Review - it's difficult to put a word count on these, so play it by ear - submit only one at a time.

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

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

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