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Dead Fern Press

Literary Magazine

Fiction

Flash Fiction

Nonfiction

Flash Nonfiction

Poetry

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Dead Fern has a taste for the sad, dark, peculiar, and sometimes disturbing. If you've found your work hard to place in other publications, we encourage you to send it our way.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your fucking worst
  • Response time:
    2 weeks-2 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
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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

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction

Sub Genres: Literary, Absurdist, Crime, Experimental, Gothic, Horror, Humor, LGBTQ+ Stories, Magical Realism, Mystery, Noir, Speculative, Thriller

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary, Absurdist, Crime, Experimental, Gothic, Horror, Humor, LGBTQ+ Stories, Magical Realism, Mystery, Noir, Speculative, Thriller

All flash fiction should be 1,000 words or less, please only send one piece at a time. Must be previously unpublished.

Nonfiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

All CNF should be 3,000 words or less, please only send one piece at a time. Must be previously unpublished.

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Poetry

Max pieces: 3

Submit up to three previously unpublished poems, each poem on it's own page. We are looking to publish all kinds of poetry, but prefer to stay away from clichés.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Oleada

  • Cover letter

    No formal cover letter needed, but please include a short, 3rd person bio in the space provided–50 to 75 words max.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Please incorporate all works into a single document. Your work should be submitted as a .docx, .doc, or .pdf.

  • Author's rights

    All rights revert back to the author upon publication. If a piece that is accepted through us is published elsewhere in the future, (either in a collection, another journal, or elsewhere) we ask that you acknowledge Dead Fern Press in your publication.

  • Additional info

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About

Dead Fern has a taste for the sad, dark, peculiar, and sometimes disturbing. If you've found your work hard to place in other publications, we encourage you to send it our way. Independently run out of Michigan, we publish poetry, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction regularly throughout the ye...

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Founded

2021

Country

US

www.deadfernpress.com

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    Editor Megan Cassiday avatar

    Megan Cassiday

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Rami Obeid  avatar

    Rami Obeid

    Fiction and Poetry Reader