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Welcome to Gold Dust magazine! We promote exciting and original prose and poetry, while also featuring a wide range of articles on writing-related topics. There are many, many literary magazines on the market already - around 350 in UK alone* - why another? We founded Gold Dust because wanted to create something fresh and new by publishing off-beat, original pieces from all genres in one place - which is why you'll find a quirky film script alongside an avant-garde poem, followed by the funniest flash fiction you've ever read - we put it all together and the result is pure Gold Dust!

Gold DustUnited Kingdom
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Submission Periods

F Open to fiction submissions. 
N Open to nonfiction submissions. 
P Temporarily closed to poetry submissions. Will be open to submissions from Thursday, June 1, 2017 (35.5 days from now) through Thursday, August 31, 2017.0


G General 
F FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
R RomanceOpen to all/most Subgenres.
S Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
O Open to all/most Genres 


Audience:Open to a broad Audience.
Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Humorous, Literary, Mainstream, Quirky.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics, including: Literature/Books (General, Theory/Analysis/Criticism).

Types & Lengths

ReviewUp to 2,000 words.
PoemUp to 50 lines; Up to 3 pieces.
Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story1,000 - 3,000 words.

Media & Publication Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.
P Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year.


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionN to T Pays occasionally, up to Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) per piece.
N NonfictionN No monetary payment per piece.
P PoetryN to S Pays occasionally, up to Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) per piece.

Submission Types

Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No No NoText format submissions
N Nonfiction OK No No NoText format submissions
P Poetry OK No No NoText format submissions

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  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • For novel/collection publishers, it is standard to submit a cover letter, synopsis, and sample instead of the full manuscript. Do this unless otherwise instructed.
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  • Be professional, patient and persistent.


Date Added:
15 Feb 2006
Last Updated:
05 Apr 2017