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Dodging the Rain

Literary Magazine



Dodging the Rain provides an internet platform that showcases poetry to the world.

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  • Response time:  / 
    144 days*
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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

    From the editors

    Best of the Net

  • 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


Max pieces: 10

All genres of poetry. "Submitting multiple poems increases your chances of publication. However, because we favour multi-text posts, we prefer submissions to remain available to us — in full — unless work is accepted elsewhere." / We welcome all genres of poetry; reject any promotion of intolerance, hatred or fear. Contributors maintain ownership of and the right to republish their content. Currently, we’re unable to offer payment.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    In the submission document or email, include a brief third-person bio re: you and your work.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Submit as a word attachment.

  • Author's rights

    Contributors maintain ownership of and the right to republish their content.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

144 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

36 days

Fastest response time

210 days

Slowest response time

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

145 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls

    All genres

    Always open



    Dodging The Rain is updated monthly with new content and we are open year-round for submissions.

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Dodging The Rain has evolved into a poetry journal, having been founded and edited by MA graduates of NUI Galway (Áine Ni Mhaoileoin, Rebecca Spicer, and Neil Slevin) and Uversity (Dana Rabe) in 2016. It provides an internet platform that showcases poetry to the world. Galway, Ireland is its spiritu...

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    Editor Neil Slevin avatar

    Neil Slevin


    Editor Megan Sullivan avatar

    Megan Sullivan

    Associate Editor and Social Media Manager

    Editor Olga Dermott-Bond  avatar

    Olga Dermott-Bond

    Managing Editor