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White dead peasant logo designed by Troubador Design Co.
As a new publication with our second issue coming later this year,
dead peasant is listed on The Short List by DL Shirey and as a Fledgling Listing on Duotrope.

The Journal

dead peasant: a journal of writing and arts is a diverse publication of all things art, seeking experimental and traditional works that are unique and creative. Curated and edited by the partners of Troubador Design Co., the name dead peasant is derived from the controversial United States legal practice of corporations registering life insurance for their employees to earn lucrative payouts when they die. We have a particular interest in pieces that challenge the status quo in new and inviting ways, and we are committed to publishing both emerging and established artists.
The name dead peasant is derived from the controversial United States legal practice of corporations registering life insurance for their employees to earn lucrative payouts when they die.
We have a particular interest in pieces that challenge the status quo in new and inviting ways, and we are committed to publishing both emerging and established artists.

Welcome

The dead peasant journal was founded by artists to give a voice to underserved and underprivileged artists. A void existed in the area where most of dead peasant team lives, that we sought to fill, and we wanted to be as artist friendly as possible.
Our journal does not charge artists fees for their submissions, and we ask only for the rights to publish your work. Your work is your work, and we will not claim ownership of it.
Curated and edited by the partners of Troubador Design Co., dead peasant is a collaboration of artists who met at Northwest Missouri State University. A few of us were privileged to work with two Northwest affiliated and adjacent literary magazines, and wanted a similar space now that we have left the confines of Northwest Missouri.
We want to create a space where artists of all shapes and sizes can thrive, and we would love for you to join us. Follow us on instagram and facebook, and maybe submit some of your art while you're here.

Call for Artists!

Here's your chance to be featured in dead peasant! Our upcoming spring issue, The Dog Vision Issue, is accepting submissions! This issue is our first themed issue. All works submitted must be in black and white. Submit any work that you feel aligns with our core values or that plays nicely with our doggos.

To give artists plenty of time to prepare, we are accepting submissions from February 22nd to April 11th.

Find out how to submit here.