Gold Dust 28


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

Rolling Submission Periods: Check cut-off dates.


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, Poetry Forms, Styles & Topics

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

Types & Lengths

VReviewup to 2000 words
PPoem up to 50 lines; up to 5 pieces
FFlash Fictionup to 1000 words
SShort Story1000 - 3000 words

Media & Publication Frequency

PPrint PublicationPublished 2 x per year
EElectronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
FShort fictionN to T Pays occasionally, up to Token payment (under 1 US cent per word).
NShort non-fictionN No monetary payment.
PPoetryN to S Pays occasionally, up to Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem).

Submission Types

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  Electronic SubsPostal SubsReprintsSimultaneous
FFiction OK No No No
NNon-Fiction OK No No No
PPoetry OK No No No

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Date Added:
15 Feb 2006
Last Updated:
22 Jun 2015
Last Checked:
24 Sep 2015