Good things are happening at Dappled Things! In the past few years we’ve been joyfully inundated with a landslide of submissions of amazing quality. Clearly, the Holy Spirit is busy in the lives of Catholic writers today.
To help with this abundant harvest, we’re instituting an annual reading period of February 1 to May 1 for our poetry and fiction categories. We will re-open these categories on February 1, 2021. Nonfiction, book reviews, guest posts, and visual art will remain open year-round as before.
This move should help us improve our response time and communication to you, our writers and artists, without whose work there would be no Dappled Things. We are always grateful to all of you.
A few gentle requests, for everyone’s benefit: Please don’t submit your poetry and fiction under other open categories. Mis-categorized submissions will not be read — please save them up for the reading period! For the same reason, please submit through Submittable, not through e-mail to individual editors or to the general editorial account. E-mailed submissions may not be read.
If you’ve been waiting on a response for a while, we’ll do our best to respond to status queries, but please wait at least two months after an initial submission before reaching out. And thanks for withdrawing simultaneous submissions promptly if they’re accepted elsewhere.
Happy Independence Day to all of our U.S. writers and readers, and happy creating!