SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

If you are interested in submitting your work, email darkrunreview@gmail.com with “Name | Genre | Word Count” in the subject line. Submissions should be uploaded in a single Word Document with your full name and email address on the first page. Single-spaced, and a one-sentence bio stating your full name and city will also be appreciated. We will not read submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines.

We do not accept previously published works. A partial exception is one’s personal blog, in which the blog post may contain an excerpt but must link back to the full story here on Darkrun Review.

Compensation: Darkrun Review currently compensates in love 💗. Once we establish a stable source of income, we will announce a flat rate for stories here and on Twitter.

Deadline for current issue: September 15th

What we are looking for: Everything unconventional. Stories that challenge the way we think. The lesser-walked path. Whatever could happen on a journey at night. Bonus points if you can do it all in second person.

There is nothing we are particularly against. Vulgarity is fine as long as it has literary merit.

Response time: We will typically get back to you in two weeks, a month at most. Please email us if you have not received a reply by then.

We accept simultaneous submissions. Please notify us if your work has been accepted for publication elsewhere.

Fiction:

1,000-9,000 words.

Non-fiction:

1,000-9,000 words.

Flash Fiction:

100-999 words. You may submit up to three at a time.

Photography:

Up to six images. JPG. Black and white preferred. Exceptions considered.

Darkrun Review asks for first electronic rights: the right to be the first to publish your work on the internet and the right to archive your work on the site, as we’ll put up downloadable pdf’s of each issue.

Authors are free to reprint or share their anywhere else (other magazines/journals, blogs, anthologies) at any time after the date of publication. We ask for the courtesy of crediting Darkrun Review with original publication (i.e. Originally published in Darkrun Review) and providing a link to your work on our website.

Authors retain the print rights to their own work. We may ask in the future to include your work in a print anthology. In that case, we will contact you to secure the print rights to publish your printed Work in addition to original digital publication.

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14 thoughts on “SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    1. We currently do not accept previously published works. A partial exception is one’s personal blog, in which the blog post may contain an excerpt but must link back to the full story here on Darkwater Review.

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    1. We currently do not accept previously published works. A partial exception is one’s personal blog, in which the blog post may contain an excerpt but must link back to the full story here on Darkwater Review.

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  1. Your guidelines are very clear, but I do have a question regarding flash. Is it okay to send multiple pieces if they total less than 1,000 words?

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  2. Could you please elaborate on “date of publication”? I see that the cut-off for submissions is September 15th, but I don’t see an actual date you anticipate the publication going live. I have a piece I’d like to submit, but it’s being published elsewhere “some time in October” and I don’t want to break the rules. It’s a bit of a race, you see?

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