What kind of submissions does DOG look for?
Each issue is themed around a cultural and/or social topic. We accept submissions of all kinds depicting dogs in these topics; this includes interviews, short stories, fiction, non-fiction, academic essays, personal essays, photography, and illustrations. DOG is a global magazine; so all content must transcend ‘place’ and exclude current trends or news. We choose to only publish material that has never appeared on the web or in print. Simultaneous submissions are allowed. All submissions for print are also considered for publication on the web. Anyone is welcome.
What rules are there in submitting?
Written submissions should be emailed as a Word doc with the name of your file: First and Last Name, Title of Piece. Within the Word document, include in the submission your mailing address, phone number, and a short author bio (1-2 sentences including a link to your website/blog and preferred social media handle).
Articles will be published in American English, using The Chicago Manual of Style, including double quotations (“) for quotes, en-dashes for parenthetical dashes, and Oxford commas.
Submissions range from 600-2,500 words, but we are flexible.
Have someone review your piece before hitting send, for both our sakes. If your piece is accepted, we will still work closely to revise and edit your piece to its final state.
Until further notice, contributors remain unpaid until advertising revenue builds and production costs are met.
Please feel free to include visuals to accompany your article. If you are a graphic artist, please submit your art or photos in a single PDF, along with a link to a portfolio of your work.
At this time, we are unable to provide individual replies to those not accepted. Generally, if 8-10 weeks have passed after you’ve submitted, we are likely unable to publish your work at this time. In case we asked to write a piece for us specifically and we decided to not use it, there will be a 25% kill fee from the price agreed.
At this time, we are accepting submissions to be considered for issue 01 and 02, you may send away to email@example.com