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submission guidelines

Interested in submitting?











How many times can I submit?
Unlimited now per year unless specified by the editor and only initial 1st time submissions are free except for expedited review and our feedback option. Send your best, experimental or even declined writes too! Have fun!  You can submit unthemed writes to the general bucket too. Our NEW upcoming print series is called ANTIQUE ROADSHIP, please choose the correct bucket when submitting. 











We may close this depending on the number of submissions received at any time and hope to establish a regular submission schedule in the future.  Our turnaround time varies for review and we do our best to respond sometimes at least within 4-6 months currently due to life events Anything outside of this time or 182 days, assume it was not accepted.  Do inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere. We do our best to send a notification email to all submitters but do apologize if any messages are missed. Feel free to ask questions on the Dipity Community board page or the Dipity e-mail. 2nd time or more submissions for any category incur a $8 cost, an expedited fee $5, audio, video and the $20 feedback fees are non-refundable. Photos incur no sub fees. 



How many poems?

What can I submit?

We accept poetry, prose, spoken word video + audio, and fiction short stories in the writing world. You can submit short story fiction stories under 1-2 pages. We don’t theme all issues at this time but sometimes do.  We also now accept photography and any artwork with a bio and titles or nicknames of pieces emailed. Submit to one category at a time until you hear back.

Submit up to 3 poems in a single ideally .doc or 3 prose writes. For fiction short stories ensure no more than 3 stories and 1-2 pages each again. We're not picky on font but prefer Times New Roman 11pt. Remember our mag will standardize the font anyway across each poem whether it be chosen for online or print. Ensure each poem is on its own page. These poems can be in any style of any length and we especially love experimental avant-garde poetry including emojis so have fun!

Do you accept previously published poetry?

No, sorry. However, you may submit poetry shared on social media channels that has not been published elsewhere in print, online mags etc., or other video channels. Do not send poems that have been featured in blogs or podcasts already. We really want to see unpublished poetry, but do accept previously published short stories. 

What else should I include?

Your preferred publication name, your social media handles Twitter, Instagram, and a photograph (this photo should be one you’ve taken such as a selfie) to accompany your poem or feature in the magazine. If you’re the author of a poetry book or collections, do share.  Going forwards please keep identifying information off of your document name and work content as we align with blind reading practices or it will be declined. 

Please keep it PG-13. Images and poetry that promote violence or may appear to be attacking in nature shall not be accepted. 

Provide a 5-8 sentence bio, ideally 5 sentences.

Include a short bit about the backstory to your submission on another page and what you feel comfortable sharing of course you can state I’ll leave it up to the reader too.

We only ask for a photo after acceptance. If you don’t wish to provide a photo of yourself, then a photo of a pet, shoes, a fave thing in nature or some other personal fun photo would suffice. 2-3 photos to choose from. We typically only put photos in print issues, but Jazz will sometimes integrate them at times

Where can I buy or read the magazine?

We use a company similar to MagCloud. We distribute our print issues to Amazon, Barnes & Noble. Abes Books, Thriftbooks,, and a few other online bookstores.  We cannot mail deliver a physical copy to all contributors at this time either, but you may order it online.  Additionally, Dipity Literary Magazine with your permission may choose to publish writes online only under the featured web archival section instead if not selected for print.

Do you pay writers?

At this time we cannot pay for submissions, but would definitely like to in the near future and even tackle chapbook submissions. We will also in the future host poetry prompt contests @dipityliterarymag on Instagram or challenges online in the Dipity Community section where you can also ask questions and answer to help fellow poets. We now give contributors, their friends, family, etc. a discounted contributor-only version access invitation that can be purchased online.

Do you make changes?

We tend to publish as is, meaning please ensure upon submission that your poem is proofread thoroughly and edited in the way you'd like to see it appear in the mag. Of course, we will do our best to ensure grammatical errors are caught.


How much is the reading fee?


Dipity Literary Mag has ZERO reading fees for first-time submitters as of 09/07/2023 excluding spoken word audio + video. We primarily use orders of the mag and donations to support the maintenance costs and to fund all other community projects. This is subject to change in the future, but we really just want to focus on sharing awesome writing and Jazz feels that fees are a bloody headache! Art, photography, and audio have no submission fees.




What about publication rights?

 You retain rights to your work and we just ask that you mention or credit Dipity Literary Magazine as the first publication place in any future reshares.

How can I support further?

Visit the Gift Shop, Donate through PayPal or Ko-Fi too.




Lastly, please do not email unless there is a technical issue with the form or you have questions after watching our two videos and reading the guidelines! Thanks! Have awesome days ahead! 


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