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Submissions are open!

Submissions for Issue 3 are open 5/15-6/30

We accept poetry, prose, short play, hybrid, and art submissions, though we generally do not publish genre fiction. Our issues are not themed. We want you to send us something new– a new form, a new combination of words, a new perspective. We love work that is striking and honest– that creates the truth by refracting it. Send us your best work! 

Please do not send us work made in whole or in part by AI. We welcome pieces that deal with difficult subjects, but please make sure that your message is not hurtful. 

Please submit up to 5 poems of no more than 200 lines each. For prose, short plays, and hybrid submissions, please submit up to 3 pieces of no more than 3,000 words each. Please submit up to 10 pieces of art per reading period. 

To submit, please fill out the form below. You may submit in as many genres as you wish. Please fill out the form once per piece you are submitting. As long as you've filled out the form, your submission will go through– we don't send confirmation emails. If you are unable to convert your pieces to a google drive file, you can email them all together to In your email, please include any feedback requests and a short third person bio. We aim to publish new voices in each issue, so if you have already been published by us, we ask that you wait for two full reading periods before sending us your work again. 

We provide free feedback (~300 words) to all submissions upon request. We aim to respond to all submissions within 1 month.

We accept simultaneous submissions, but we would prefer if your pieces have not been previously published. Please let us know if your piece is accepted elsewhere before we have a chance to get back to you. 

The Dawn Review receives first electronic serial rights to your piece upon publication. After publication, all rights revert back to the author. If your work appears elsewhere later, please acknowledge The Dawn Review as the first place of publication. We nominate works for The Pushcart Prizes and Best of the Net

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Thanks for submitting! We look forward to reviewing your work.  

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