Submissions

Dodging The Rain is published in full on the first of every second month (October, December, February etc.) but is updated weekly with new content. We are open year-round for poetry submissions.

Before submitting, please read our About page, our Duotrope interview, and the poetry we’ve published in recent months.

We welcome all genres of poetry; reject any promotion of intolerance, hatred or fear. Contributors maintain ownership of and the right to republish their content. Currently, we’re unable to offer payment.

We also accept published material, once contributors own the rights, and simultaneous submissions, although we appreciate having the time to give each submission due consideration. When submitting, please inform us if your work has been published. If you do submit some published work, a mix of published and unpublished work is one we favour.

We don’t read submissions that fail to follow these guidelines:

1. Submit up to 10 poems per submission* as one Word attachment
2. In the submission document, include a brief third-person bio re. you and your work
3. Submit by email: dtr.poetry@gmail.com

*Submitting multiple poems increases your chances of publication. However, because we favour multi-text posts, we prefer submissions to remain available to us — in full — unless work is accepted elsewhere.

Just beginning to send out your work? Read our advice here.

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