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World of Dogs Zine

Literary Magazine




World of Dogs Zine is a brand new litmag attempting to revive the lost art of the Penny Dreadful one Vignette at a time.


  • Vibe:Weird / outsider / wtf even is it
  • Response time:
    Within 4 Weeks*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:



  • 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


  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction (Penny Dreadfuls)

Max words: 800

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary, Absurdist, Action-Adventure, Children's story, Crime, Experimental, Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Gothic, Historical, Horror, Humor, LGBTQ+ Stories, Magical Realism, Mystery, Noir, Romance, Science Fiction, Speculative, Thriller, Young Adult, wtf idk

Pretend that you're writing for a monthly/weekly serial, send us vignettes, chapters, not complete works.

Art (Fake Ads)

Max pieces: 2

Anything from fake movie/animated adaptations of your works to fake printed editions, as long as it can fit within a standard sized A4 page and isn't obscene feel free to get wild with it, we want to maintain that cheap short story magazine feel, but we have neither the pull nor desire to run real ads on this thing.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    We'd honestly prefer something short, concise, and formal, just say Hi World Of Dogs Team, this is me, this is my work, here are the social media links and bio I'd want attached. Don't overthink it.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    All written Submissions must be in English or Indonesian. Are ideally previously unpublished (although I will not count social media accounts and DeviantArt as publications for these purposes), and written in standard manuscript format (doubled spaced, times new roman, 12 size). We would prefer submissions that already have a cursory pass at least to correct obvious grammatical/spelling errors, and please don’t use coloured fonts or unique fonts to denote which character is speaking as that will not be reflected in the Zine if your submission is accepted.

  • Author's rights

    World of Dogs asks for First Internet/Online Publication Rights and Non Exclusive Archival Rights, this is overall a non profit/non commercial enterprise as is, but it is an online publication by nature, and we would also prefer to reserve the right to keep each issue up on our substack without any problems down the line. We’d also like to ask for Anthology rights in the future, but that’s contingent on us getting the capital and interest to publish printed and thus saleable issues. Outside of that, it’s your work still, feel free to submit it to other magazines that accept already published works or to post it on your blog or some other website. We'd prefer it if you waited until a few months after publication though, but that’s just a common courtesy.

  • Additional info

    As a heads up this Zine is only actively run by one person with two more hands off contributors, so things might take a while at the start.

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    April/First Issue


    We envision this as a monthly Zine released at the 7th of each month, but our initial run may be delayed

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World of Dogs is a monthly zine looking for fictional stories of all genres (ideally completely original works although we will accept Twilight style ‘I can’t believe it’s not actually them’ substitutes) in the form of intentionally incomplete 800 to 3000 word Vignettes or ‘Excerpts’. Send us the ...

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