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Kissing Dynamite

Literary Magazine




Twelve poems each month— Kissing Dynamite curates compact issues that honor the thematic threads presented by contributing poets.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    3 weeks*
    Editor reported data
    36 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:
    5% *
    Editor reported data
    Chill Subs tracker stats



  • 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


Max pieces: 1

any length and in any style/form


Max pieces: 13

Please send a complementary collection of 13 images (.jpg or .png)

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    Also include a brief cover letter in the same document as the poem submission along with an author's biography as we like to know about the person behind the words.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Please send ONE poem of any length and in any style/form in a Word Document (.doc/.docx). If your poem contains special formatting, you may send instead a PDF (.pdf).

  • Author's rights

    We acquire First World Serial Rights upon acceptance. After publication, all rights revert to you, the author. We ask as a courtesy that you refrain from republishing your poem until the monthly issue has moved to the archives—we'll be doing all we can to promote your work and hope that this is a team effort! We would also appreciate being mentioned as your work's first publisher in the case of a reprint.

  • Additional info

    Fast response Promote writers even after publication - hype hype hype

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

36 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

16 days

Fastest response time

116 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 203 days, 228 days, 234 days, 423 days, 447 days, 684 days

Сhill Subs is able to provide internal statistics because you use our tracker! You're the best!

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Submission calls

    All genres



Twelve poems each month— Kissing Dynamite curates compact issues that honor the thematic threads presented by contributing poets. Our goal is to present multiple facets of a theme/topic/issue to break the narrative of "the single story.






    Editor Christine Taylor avatar

    Christine Taylor


    Editor Shon Mapp avatar

    Shon Mapp

    General Editor

    Editor Belinda Munyeza avatar

    Belinda Munyeza

    General Editor

    Editor Morgan Ridgway avatar

    Morgan Ridgway

    General Editor