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Our 4th issue is titled Electric Scabs, and is an unthemed issue. This issue will include works of art and literature and will be printed with premium color ink.

Our submission window closed on April 4th, 2023.

Submitting to Dead Peasant

Publishing Rights: dead peasant retains First North American Serial Rights, First Electronic Rights, Electronic Archival Rights, and the right to reprint the entire issue in which your work appears, either in printed or electronic format. Copyright reverts to said authors upon publication. This means that if we wish to republish a work in a format that separates the piece from the original issue, we must first seek your approval and consent. We ask acknowledgement for works subsequently published elsewhere after initially appearing in dead peasant.

All artists, writers, interviewers, and anyone else who wishes to submit to dead peasant must be over the age of 14.

What to send
  • Visual arts: 2D works & photos of 3D works in any combination of media. We accept photography, paintings, collage, graphic art, digital art, comics, printmaking, drawing, mixed media, and tattoo drawings. We also accept 2D representations of 3D works such as but not limited to sculptures, jewelry, etc. (Please include description of the medium.)
  • Poetry: We accept both traditional and experimental poetry. We do not adhere to any specific guidelines for style or content, we simply ask you submit your best work. Along with the written version of the poem, contributors are welcome to submit audio or video readings of their poetry for consideration on our website as well.
  • Short fiction: Up to 4000 words per submission. We are seeking a diverse body of work that represents the interdisciplinary theme of our journal. Stories should have strong narration, character development, plot, and must remain literary in essence.
  • Creative nonfiction: Up to 2500 words per submission. We are open to a broad range of material.
  • Interviews: Up to 4,000 words per submission. Stylistically, we want interviews that discuss interdisciplinary studies, literature, current events, and the arts at large. The edgier the better. Along with the interview transcription, contributors are welcome to submit audio or video recordings of the interview for consideration on social media.
**Please limit submissions to seven per artist/author, except for short stories/creative non-ficiton/interviews please limit those submissions to three per author.

Any submission to dead peasant that does not meet submission guidelines will not be considered.

How To Submit

When our submissions are open we use Google Forms to accept submissions. It's like a lottery, except the odds of winning are much higher and the prize is the joy of seeing your work in print.

Submission Withdrawal

The editors of dead peasant would prefer that artists and writers not withdraw content that has already been accepted for publication. However, if a contributor wishes to withdraw already accepted content, a written request must be made. The request to withdraw an accepted piece must be made at least 30 business days prior to the publication date by contacting us at: