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Issue 2 submissions are open!

Please read our submission guidelines below.

We accept poetry, prose, short play, hybrid, and art submissions. To submit, please fill out the form below. You may submit in as many genres as you wish. Please fill out the form once for each genre you are submitting in. If you are unable to convert your pieces to a google drive file, you can email them to In your email, please include information about previous publication, any feedback requests, and a short third person bio. 

We provide free feedback (~500 words) to all submissions upon request. We aim to respond to all submissions within 1 month.

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. 

Please do not send us work that contains excessive sexual content or gore. Also, please do not send us work that promotes discrimination, drug use, or self harm. We welcome pieces that deal with difficult subjects, but please make sure your message is not hurtful. 

We accept simultaneous submissions and previously published pieces. If a piece is has been previously published, please tell us in the form below so we can give credit to the initial place of publication.  

If your piece has not been previously published, The Dawn Review receives first electronic serial rights upon publication. If your piece has been previously published elsewhere, The Dawn Review receives nonexclusive online reprint rights upon publication. 

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

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