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. Send your best, experimental or even declined writes too! Have fun! ONLINE and AUDIO are TEMP CLOSED currently until the next issue release. At this time submissions for PRINT are:









We may close this depending upon the amount of submissions received at any time and hope to establish a regular submission schedule in the future.  Our turn around time varies for review and we do our best to respond sometimes at least within 3 weeks. Anything outside of this time or 30 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. All expedited and feedback fees are non-refundable.

How many poems?

What can I submit?

We accept poetry, prose, and fiction 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 emaled.

Submit up to 3 poems  in a single ideally Word doc to the Google Form 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 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 etc. or online. 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 We really want to see unpublished poetry, but do accept previously published short stories.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.  

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 3-8 sentence bio.

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

State when you started poetry or how long you’ve been writing as well.

If you don’t wish to provide a photo of yourself, then a photo of a pet,  fave thing in nature or some other personal fun photo would suffice. 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 distribue our print issues to Amazon, Barnes & Noble plus a few other online bookstores.  We cannot mail deliver a physical copy to all contributors at this time either, but you may order it or purchase it digitally online.  Additionally, Dipity Literary Magazine with your permission may choose to publish writes online only under the featured web archival section instead.

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. 

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 submiters as of 10/31/2022. We 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 has 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.

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Lastly, please do not email poems or submissions unless there is technical issue on the form! Thanks! Have awesome days ahead!