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Literary Magazine



dadakuku is a journal of microdadaism, nanononsense, minisurrealism, absurdiku, and experimental poetry of lilliputian length. Life is short and weird, poetry should be too. “One shouldn’t let too many words out.” —Hugo Ball, Dada Manifesto


  • Vibe:Weird / outsider / wtf even is it
  • Response time:
    1 week*
    Editor reported data
    10 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:
    40% *
    Editor reported data
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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    yes, digital

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee


Max lines: 7

Max pieces: 1

Brevity is the key; think of the minimalism of Japanese short-form poetry, text messages, or Twitter posts.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    No cover or bio info needed, or accepted.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    In the form under "Formatting Instructions/Notes" include instructions on text that needs special formatting, spacing, etc.

  • Author's rights

    After being published online in our journal and social media promotions, and republished in print in our end-of-year anthology, all rights revert back to the author. In any subsequent reproductions, it would be greatly appreciated for dadakuku to be credited as the first publisher.

  • Additional info

    You will get a response if your verse is selected. If you do not hear back within one week of submitting, then your verse is free to submit elsewhere. Please limit your submissions to once a week, or if you have been accepted, please wait one month from the date of acceptance to submit again. There is no deadline, verses will be published online when they are accepted, as well as in the print anthology published at the end of the year, after which the copyright reverts back to the author. Thank you! Send along your weird, absurd, experimental, surreal micropoetry – the stranger, the better. All poets who have works published this year will appear in the annual year-end print anthology, and they will get a free digital copy and the ability to get the print copies at cost.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

10 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

0 days

Fastest response time

122 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 357 days, 277 days

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