Submissions will be accepted in accordance with the following requirements:
All text submissions should use 12-point Times New Roman font.
Manuscripts will be accepted as Microsoft Word (*.doc, *.docx, *.docm) files and must be double spaced. Writers should only use one space after periods and other forms of punctuation.
Poetry should be in the line format (including indentations) in which the poet wishes it to appear in publication, and may also be submitted as a Notepad file (*.txt).
In order to help organize and keep track of received submissions, we ask that all file names for written submissions use the following format: [author first initial(s)][author last name]-[submission category abbreviation]-[title of submission]. Category abbreviations are listed below with length requirements. For example, an essay by John B. Smith titled “Glory be to God” should have the following file name: [JBSmith-E-Glory be to God.doc].
Please send all submissions as separate files unless submitting more than five at once, such as a collection of poems. If this is the case, use the word “collection” with a corresponding number (if submitting more than one collection) in place of the title, e.g. [JBSmith-P-collection1.doc].
- Short Fiction (F): Up to 4500 words
- Poetry (P): No length requirements
- Drama (D): 1000 – 4500 words
- Essays (E): 1000 – 3500 words
- Book and Film Reviews (R): 1000 – 2500 words
- Interviews (I): 1000 – 2500 words
- Critical Analysis (CA): 1000 – 3500 words
- Literary Articles (LA): 1000 – 3500 words
Art and photo submissions:
File names should use the following format: [artist first initial(s)][artist last name]-[title of submission]. If submitting a collection in *.zip format, use the word “collection” in place of the submission title. If submitting multiple collections, add a number at the end of each file name, e.g. [JBSmith-collection1.zip], [JBSmith-collection2.zip].
- Cartoons: Must be black and white (jpeg, gif, tiff formats)
- Photography: Jpeg, gif, or tiff formats: Color (minimum 300dpi) or Black and White (minimum 600dpi)
Persons interested in contributing to the magazine must submit their own original work.
Pieces that have been previously published in other periodicals will not be eligible for publication unless the writer has received permission from the editor.
All copyrights for submitted and published work will remain in the possession of the author. By submitting a piece, the author grants Dappled Things permission to publish the work. Unfortunately, at the present time we are unable to remunerate authors for their work; however, we do send a sample printed issue to published authors.