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The Dodge Magazine 17

A project of Artful Dodge

About

In Fall 2021, the Artful Dodge reboots as The Dodge. We are tremendously grateful to our founding editor, Daniel Bourne, for his years of tireless work building this journal, with its thoughtful focus on sense of place and promotion of writing in translation. Since the Artful Dodge’s first publication in Bloomington, Indiana, in 1979, its pages have included work by writers such as Rita Dove, Jeanne Larsen, Tess Gallagher, Czesław Miłosz, William S. Burroughs, Charles Simic, Naomi Shihab Nye, Tim Seibles, Stuart Friebert, Elizabeth Bartlett, and Ronald Wallace. Via searching interviews and thoughtful editing, the magazine has also focused on “translation as a particularly engaged way of reading, a disciplined way of writing,” in Dan’s words. More than anything else, we find inspiration in Dan’s editorial commitment to nurturing writers’ development. As we look forward, we’re considering what we want to nurture: how to honor the previous incarnation of the Artful Dodge while embracing our current moment. “The dodge” we want to consider now is how to think and live differently, to abandon what harms us all and move toward justice (environmental, racial, social, economic, and beyond). We will have to be quick and clever as we move into the future. Artfully, we will feint, essay, dash, and stumble—try out new ways of seeing ourselves and the nonhuman beings who share our world. The new Dodge will therefore publish eco-writing, works in translation, and writing about animals. To transform across boundaries is to translate—as Peter Quince tells Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream: “Thou art translated!” We are interested in dodging borders, in transnational literatures that recognize the rootedness of story—the “eco”/oikos in “ecofiction,” our dwelling places and our relationships to them.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2021

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 1 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: All ethnic groups/populations, All genders, All sexual identities.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Nature/Environment (Nature, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 8,000 words.
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 Unknown OKText format submissions
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Nonfiction Open Fee-based

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: All ethnic groups/populations, All genders, All sexual identities.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Nature/Environment (Nature, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayUp to 7,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 7,000 words.
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 Unknown OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open Fee-based

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: All ethnic groups/populations, All genders, All sexual identities.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Nature/Environment (Nature, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up 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 Unknown OKText format submissions
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Dates

Last Updated: 01 Sep 2022
Last Checked: 23 Nov 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 21 Jul 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 23 Jan 2022

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