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Submissions for Issue 5 are open from 4/5-7/5.

We accept all written work, so long as it is literary in nature! We also publish visual work. There are no restrictions on who can submit, and 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! 

We welcome pieces that deal with difficult subjects, but please make sure that your message is not hurtful.  

Please submit up to 10 pages of written work and/or up to 10 pieces of visual work per reading period. We have no spacing or formatting requirements.

To submit, please fill out the form below. Please submit written and visual work separately. As long as you've submitted the form, your submission will go through– we don't send confirmation emails. If you are unable to link your pieces using the form below, you may attach them in an email to, along with any feedback requests and a short third-person biography.  

If you have previously been published in the Dawn Review, we ask that you wait for two full reading periods before sending us your work again. 

We will provide free feedback (~300 words) to the first 150 submissions upon request. 

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 published pieces 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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