Dreamers Creative Writing is about everything to do with writing creatively, from writing for writing’s sake, to using writing in academic research, to writing as therapy.
We are open year-round for writing submissions, with rolling deadlines.
Our current deadline is April 28, 2018.
We’re looking for writing submissions of short stories, poems, personal essays or excerpts (that stand alone) from any genre. We’re willing to consider any form of writing that is well-written and from the heart. We especially love writing that has some connection to writing for wellness – narrative medicine, medical memoir, writing the self, healing writing, etc.
Formatting and Author Rights
Please use 12 pt font, double-spaced formatting. We prefer short pieces. Range is 15 to 4000 words, excluding works cited. Multiple submissions are fine, however, please submit one narrative or essay at a time, or up to 3 poems via the Submittable system. If you would like to submit more than this in a given reading period, please do so as separate submissions via Submittable. Simultaneous submissions are fine.
We accept previously published pieces, as long as they are currently available for repeat publication. Please let us know where your piece was previously published so we can give proper credit.
All pieces will be published on our website and author’s will be paid a one-time $20 CAD honorarium. At the end of each year, we’ll select the best from among all our published online submissions for publication in our print anthology. All authors whose work is chosen for this anthology will receive 2 printed copies.
We ask for limited non-exclusive digital and print rights. Copyright remains with the author.
We do not publish scholarly essays however we do link to peer-reviewed essays in academic journals, books or anthologies as long as the essay is about writing or uses writing as method. If you’d like us to link to your essay, do not use our submission form. Instead, please email a brief abstract and a link to your scholarly article to email@example.com.