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Dream Pop Journal publishes contributor work every week on Tuesday. We are open for year-round submissions and never charge submission fees.

We welcome submissions from marginalized voices, and we are especially interested in publishing work from emerging writers working in experimental, non-narrative forms. Please send us your strange utterings, hybrid works, collaborative pieces, visual poetry, collages, and linguistic inventions. We hope that you will challenge the limits of what literature can be and that you will share your results with us.

POETRY: Please submit three to five poems (combined maximum of 15 pages) at one time.

SPECULATIVE DIARY: See guidelines below.

VISUAL ART: Please submit up to five pieces at one time.

VISUAL POETRY & ERASURE: Please submit three to five pieces at a time.

  • We are only interested in previously unpublished work.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions provided that you inform us promptly if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • We aim to respond to submissions within 30 days, but response times may vary in either direction.

If your work is accepted for publication, we will ask for first publication rights. We also request that you grant us permanent electronic archival rights. All other rights will revert to you post-publication. If your work is reprinted elsewhere in the future, we request that you acknowledge its first appearance in Dream Pop.


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Please submit three to five poems (combined maximum of 15 pages) at one time.


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We are interested in reviews of forthcoming or recently released works of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.

Maximum word count: 2,000 words

Speculative Diary

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Speculative diary is a subgenre of creative non-fiction that incorporates science fiction, fantasy, and horror elements into diary writing. Diary is anything from "Dear Diary" style writing to journaling, to sketches, vignettes, fragments, scintillae, or notes. What makes diary diary for this call is work that is concerned with chronology and kairology. For this specific call, speculative can include any sort of SF/F/Horror mythos, tropes, or archetypes. Speculative will also encompass the paranormal, supernatural, mythic, dystopian, alternate histories, retrofutures, Afrofuturism, dreampunk, Ethno/Southern Gothic, and hi-tech mystery/thriller. The point is to bring genre fiction ideas and aesthetics into one's processing of the real world and memories.

Word Limit: 2,500 words

Visual Art (Non-Poetry)

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Please submit up to five pieces at one time.

Visual Poetry & Erasure

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Please submit three to five visual poems/erasures at one time.

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