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Dunes Review

Literary Magazine





The Dunes Review is published in northern lower Michigan, a place of exquisite natural beauty and hardy local culture. A small group of community-minded people launched this journal in 1996.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    within 2-3 months*
    Editor reported data
    223 days*
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  • 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

    From the editors

    two 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: 4

3 or 4 poems

Fiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us


Nonfiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

We're open to all styles of creative nonfiction and all aesthetics. Please note that we do not publish journalism or academic writing, but we do especially enjoy getting to the end of an essay and realizing that not only have we completely lost an hour of our day, we are actually smarter than we were an hour ago. We love to learn from your experiences. We want to learn new things we didn't know we were interested in.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    You and your work do not necessarily need a tie to a Michigan location, but we do appreciate work that fits Michigan-like themes or motifs. We invite you to read an issue or two to get a feel for what that can look like. Guidelines: https://dunesreview.submittable.com/submit You may send work in more than one genre. However, you may send work only ONCE per genre per reading period, including withdrawn submissions. Excess submissions will be declined unread. Payment comes in the form of two copies of the journal, or one digital copy for international contributors. Please don't wait until the last minute to submit. Our submission window will close when we have reached our submission limit--and that may be before the end of the listed submission window.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

223 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

-278 days

Fastest response time

952 days

Slowest response time

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

60 days

12-month average response time

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    Editor Jennifer Yeatts avatar

    Jennifer Yeatts

    Co-Senior Editor

    Editor Teresa Scollon avatar

    Teresa Scollon

    Co-Senior Editor