Call for Submissions!

We are accepting submissions for Dog Vision Issue from February 22nd to April 11th 2021. As part of this issue, all submission must be in black and white or greyscale, no exceptions.

Categories of Work and Guidelines (please submit only original work):
  • Poetry  – Up to three poems. 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 – One story, up to 4000 words. 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 – One essay, limited to 2500 words. We are open to a broad range of material.
  • Visual arts – 2D works in any combination of media, up to 3 images total. We accept photography, paintings, collage, graphic art, digital art, comics, printmaking, drawing, mixed media, and tattoo drawings all in .jpg or .jpeg format. We also accept 2D representations of 3D works such as but not limited to sculptures, jewelry, etc again all in .jpg or .jpeg format. (Please include description of the medium.)
  • Interviews – We accept interviews. Please limit transcribed interviews to 4,000 words or less. 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 three per genre category and seven per artist/author.

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

Terms of Submission

Publishing Rights: dead peasant retains First North American Serial Rights, First Electronic Rights, Electronic Archival Rights (meaning the entire issue in which your work appears will be stored in electronic form for public inspection after original publication), and the right to reprint the entire issue in which your work appears, either in printed or electronic format. All other rights to works appearing in dead peasant revert 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.

If you have questions pertaining the publishing rights of a submission or accepted piece with dead peasant, they should be directed to deadpeasantjournal@gmail.com


dead peasant cannot pay contributors for submissions currently, but it is possible for future publications. We do not make a profit from this journal, and are registered as a non profit in the state of Missouri. All sales of the journal go towards funding the next journal.
Though we can't pay everyone, there will be three cash prizes that correspond with our Hall of Fame.
Our People’s Choice Award is voted on by the public and is our largest cash prize at $50. After the People’s Choice Award is decided, our editors will choose a visual artist and a literary artist to win the smaller Editor’s Choice Awards. These winners will also be enshrined on our website.

Submission Instructions

Before submitting your piece, please read the information below carefully!
  • Submit no more than three pieces of your work.
  • Include your name
  • Title/profession/label of choice
  • Applicable Pronouns
  • Social media handles and/or website
  • A short bio of 100 words or less with your submission.

Send your submissions to deadpeasantjournal@gmail.com

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 thepublication date. Requests to remove submissions from consideration can be made by contacting the creative director at deadpeasantjournal@gmail.com.