DUMBO PRESS: short stories, flash, poetry, and essays

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Dumbo Press

Call For Submissions

Dumbo Press, a new independent literary press, is on the lookout for modern literary fiction and poetry. We have a soft spot for the non-traditional– those pieces that might not easily fit into the conventional publishing mold. That said, quality is king. If your work is compelling, with a strong narrative or prose and is of high craftsmanship, it stands a great chance of being accepted. We are open to essays exploring politics, current events, literature, or philosophy. We’re excited to support and promote our authors across our social media channels. And good news – submitting your work is completely free.

Looking forward to seeing your best – send it our way!

Please use the MS Word template provided at dumbopress.com/submissions and submit via email to [email protected]

Length recommendations (flexible):

  • Essay: greater than 300 words
  • Flash fiction: fewer than 500 words
  • Short story: greater than 500 words
  • Poetry: generally 1 to 3 poems, fewer than 1000 words

Submission Period
January 20, 2024 - February 23, 2024

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Kameron Hansen
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