The Dribble Drabble Review

Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Our mission statement is threefold: 1) to serve the microfiction community with a quality platform for publishing work and engaging with others, 2) to increase readership by providing those with lessened attention spans (propagated by social media) with attention-getting stories of 50 and 100 words, and 3) to enrich arts exposure / encourage beginning writers with a more immediate sense of accomplishment by focusing on brief compositions, rather than more lengthy, traditional manuscripts.

Social Media Platforms Used
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Keith T. Hoerner
Contact Title
Founding Editor/Publisher
fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art
Recent Awards Received
Webby Award, Davey Award, Communicator Award, Best Book Award (for Cultural Website, Writing, and Print Anthology)
Representative Authors
Meg Pokrass, Grant Faulkner, Kelli Short Borges
Submissions Policy
Submissions of exactly 50 words (a Dribble) and 100 words (a Drabble) only: not including title. Complete submission / contact details @ on pg. 78 & 79 in the current issue. Just press the button on the landing pg. to access.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
01 - 12 weeks
Author Payments
Number Of Paid Staff
Number Of Unpaid Staff
Year Founded
ISBN Number
Average Print Run
- Print on demand (anthology) - Ezine online
Total Circulation
- 66 countries (year to year as of 5/2024)
Paid Subscriptions
- 0
$- 0
$- 0
Single Copy Price
$- $19 Anthology
Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
If Yes, What Percent Of All Unsolicited MSS Are Published
5.5 inches - 8.5 inches
Average Number Of Pages
- 100
Keith T. Hoerner
Founding Publisher/Editor
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
After a career as an advertising copywriter / creative director, college writing instructor, personal publication, et al...
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
Reader, editor, designer/proofreader
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
Keep it brief; be you...
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
With fairness and respect :)
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
Originality, Micro-fiction craft, adherence to submission guidelines, efficient editing/proofreading...
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Follow the above. Write something true to yourself, and submit...
Do You Have A Favorite Unsolicited Submission Discovery Or Anecdote?
I will forever remember and cherish my first rejection letter, and its unnecessary quip at the end: “Your piece is not quite right for us. No... not quite.” :/
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
A reader on the "go."