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Dream Pop Journal 58

A project of Dream Pop Press

About

Dream Pop Journal is a literary journal that publishes experimental, non-narrative writing. We are inspired by songwriters such as Liz Fraser of the Cocteau Twins and the composer Wim Mertens, artists who create their own transcendant languages. 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 very best 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.

Voluntary Fees: This project accepts voluntary fees for "tip jar" submissions.
Want more insight into the editors' preferences? Read our interview with the editor(s).

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2017

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Closed

This project has permanently closed to submissions in this category.

Nonfiction Open

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.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 2,500 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Experimental poetry, Hybrid form, Visual poetry.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; 3 - 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Collage.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles, including: Experimental.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUp to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Dream Pop Journal Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day.
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AccuracyWe have received 552 reports from 148 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported0 min | 27.4 mean avg | 23.0 median | 112 max days (26.9 std dev)
Responses95.83 %
Acceptances15.94 % of submissions accepted (33.4 avg. days per acceptance) | 35.14 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most markets have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections79.89 % (26.7 avg. days per rejection) | 0.5 % personal, 78.0 % form, 21.5 % unspecified
Non-Responses4.17 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded-
Withdrawals4.17 % (16.8 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending56 responses are pending (1 min | 38.8 mean avg | 20.0 median | 133 max days waiting | 35.5 std dev) from 15 different members This only includes pending reports of users who have been active on this site within the past 30 days

Other Information

The editors will try to make a decision within 30 days. (40.4 % of the responses reported to us for this market have taken longer than 30 days.)
The most common submission tip paid: USD $3.00. (98.2 % of reports specified whether they gave a tip; of those, 19.8 % gave tips.)
Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 18 May 2021.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 15 May 2021.

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Dates

Last Updated: 12 May 2021
Last Checked: 03 May 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 12 May 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 08 Jun 2017

Before Submitting

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