Skip to Content

Instant Noodles

One of the limitations of producing a physical book is that at some point, you gotta cap it. We’ve done a few larger collections (HALLOWEEN PARTY 2019 and WHAT SORT OF FUCKERY IS THIS? being the obvious examples), but in general our collections gravitate toward 200 pages. This means that a fair number of authors are excluded, and this is true of any publisher producing physical titles.

To help provide our over-40 authors with more resources, we’ll be rolling out our online anthology, INSTANT NOODLES, this spring. More details will be forthcoming, but in short, the magazine will feature short stories, poetry, and memoir. We will promote the authors published in INSTANT NOODLES to the same extent we promote all of our contributing authors which, if you’ve worked with us before, you know is a lot. There is no submission fee for authors, and no cost for readers. All content will be publicly available within the INSTANT NOODLES section of the DPP site.

Check out the INSTANT NOODLES webpage for more details and stay tuned. We promise a tasty collection of works you’re guaranteed to enjoy.

Instant Noodles Volume 2 Hot Fun in the Summertime Free

Open

Closes on Monday, May 10, 2021 11:59 PM UTC (in 29 days)


To help provide our over-40 authors with more resources, we've created a wild popular online anthology, INSTANT NOODLES.

The digital magazine will feature short stories, poetry, art, and memoir.

ALL work must be owned and created by the person submitting, and all work must be original and previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions okay, as long as you pull your submission if it gets picked up somewhere else. We will promote the authors published in INSTANT NOODLES to the same extent we promote all of our contributing authors which, if you’ve worked with us before, you know is a lot.

There is no submission fee for authors, and no cost for readers.

Work should be submitted through Duotrope as a Microsoft Word file, 12-point New Times Roman, double-spaced (single-spaced is acceptable for poetry submissions). FOR ART submit files that are JPEG or PNG, between 500 and 1500 pixels wide, 72 DPI. Up to three pieces of art per/submission. Please do not submit more than two manuscripts per submission period. Include full name, address, mobile, and email in the page header or on page 1 of the file.

All content will be publicly available within the INSTANT NOODLES section of the DPP site, and will be featured there for one calendar year in the minimum.

All chosen participants will have the opportunity to be featured on our website as authors, in addition to being featured in the magazine.

Topic for the summer issue is "Hot Fun in the Summertime." Think: the sunburn you always remember fondly. Hot soup on the beach!

As usual we do not want anything that glorifies violence, racism, etc. We are all liberal like that, you know people. So be cool with those who are different from you. We publish a horror anthology every other year, so we're not opposed to a scary story, just opposed to violence for violence-sake.

We've been known to accept stories from authors who were not entirely fluent in English, and from authors around the globe too. We are curious curious people, and diversity-friendly

We will not edit any work chosen beyond typos, so check it and check it again.

Creators retain all rights beyond the permission for your work to live, in perpetuity, in the magazine.

No fees to you, and no fees to read the publication.

We hope a publication here can add to your street cred, and help you get more notice as an author.

We do choose some authors every year to nominate for awards. In the case of some awards, like the National Federation of Press Women, a publication here can be used by you to apply for an award there. Publication is good for your career.

We ask that authors chosen for publication brag about their submission on their social media pages to help spread the word, and help draw attention to the world of 40+ authors. Together we thrive.

Thank you for considering Instant Noodles as a home for your work.

ISSUE 1 (Very Veggie!) of Instant Noodles Seeking Submissions

Temp Closed

To help provide our over-40 authors with more resources, we're rolling out our online anthology, INSTANT NOODLES, this spring.

The digital magazine will feature short stories, poetry, and memoir.

ALL work must be owned and created by the person submitting, and all work must be original and previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions okay, as long as you pull your submission if it gets picked up somewhere else. We will promote the authors published in INSTANT NOODLES to the same extent we promote all of our contributing authors which, if you’ve worked with us before, you know is a lot.

There is no submission fee for authors, and no cost for readers.

All content will be publicly available within the INSTANT NOODLES section of the DPP site, and will be featured there for one calendar year in the minimum.

All chosen participants will have the opportunity to be featured on our website as authors, in addition to being featured in the magazine.


We do not have a topic for the inaugural issue but we do not want anything that glorifies violence, racism, etc. We are all liberal like that, you know people. So be cool with those different from you. We publish a horror anthology every other year, so we're not opposed to a scary story, just opposed to violence for violence-sake.

We've been known to accept stories from authors who were not entirely fluent in English, and from authors around the globe too. We are curious curious people, and diversity-friendly

We will not edit any work chosen beyond typos, so check it and check it again.

Creators retain all rights beyond the permission for your work to live, in perpetuity, in the magazine.

No fees to you, and no fees to read the publication.

We hope a publication here can add to your street cred, and help you get more notice as an author.

We do choose some authors every year to nominate for awards. In the case of some awards, like the National Federation of Press Women, a publication here can be used by you to apply for an award there. Publication is good for your career.

We ask that authors chosen for publication brag about their submission on their social media pages to help spread the word, and help draw attention to the world of 40+ authors. Together we thrive.

Thank you for considering Instant Noodles as a home for your work.

Other Related Projects

Devil's Party Press
Gravelight Press
Gravelight Press Anthology Series
Hawkshaw Press
Out of this World Press (OOTW)