Submissions

Use the following guidelines to submit material for coverage consideration:

  • email darkdispatchsubs@gmail.com
  • put the words Review submission or news submission or interview submission or guest article in the subject line
  • in the email, identify the content, creator, release date and type of coverage you seek
  • in the email identify the submission format options available (we accept mobi files for arcs and print arcs on a case by case basis – mobi files can be submitted with a review/interview request)
  • the email sender should identify their relationship to the creator if relevant (ie: note if you are the publicist, publisher, distributor, etc.)

Please note: review copies for books should be submitted with as much advance notice as possible. Our current review copies include works scheduled for release in April 2021. Reviewers are free to consider content for coverage in the order received and may not adjust their review schedule. The earlier content is submitted, the better the chances it will receive coverage. We do not guarantee coverage for any submission.

Use the following guidelines to submit fiction content for publication consideration:

  • email darkdispatchsubs@gmail.com
  • put the words Fiction Submission in the subject line along with the submission call, story title and word count (example: Fiction Submission – Winter Blues – This Crazy Story I Wrote – 1972 words)

Email Format:

  • include a brief bio of no more than 80 words in the body of the email (do not include a list of all your publication credits)
  • in the email state if this is a simultaneous submission
  • in the email verify that first worldwide English publication rights are available
  • verify you have Paypal and understand payments will only be made using Paypal

File Format

  • attach your submission as a .doc or .docx file – PDFs, RTFs and other formats will not be open, reviewed, or responded to
  • use Times New Roman or Arial 12 pt font in black text
  • do not have track changes on – do not send a file showing comments from beta readers or revisions
  • double-spaced text, with the first line of each paragraph indented half an inch (using the format tool – not manually spaced by hitting the space bar 5 times) and one space after the end of a sentence
  • word count: stories should be no less than 1,000 words and no more than 2,750 words
  • *we do not accept reprints at this time*

The current submission call theme is redemption.

All submissions should fit into one of the genres Dark Dispatch covers.

We do not accept multiple submissions.

We do accept simultaneous submissions. If you are simultaneously submitting it should be noted in the email with your submission, and you should withdraw your story immediately if it is accepted for publication elsewhere.

We will not respond to submissions that do not follow the submission guidelines.

Submissions open November 5, 2020 to January 5, 2020.

Payment is $50 U.S. per story, via Paypal.