Written by Ella Peary August 13th, 2020

Paper Dragon: Now Seeking Submissions

Paper Dragon is a brand new literary journal published by the MFA students at Drexel University. Right now through September 1, they’re seeking submissions for their first issue, themed “recovery and resilience.” They’re looking for submissions from a wide range of authors, and hope to spotlight work by underrepresented voices.

Paper Dragon will publish their first issue this fall. For now, the best way to get a sense of what they’re looking for is by reading the letters from the editors and staff available on their website.

Poets may submit up to three poems, two pages or fewer each. Authors of fiction may submit one short story, 6,000 words or fewer. Authors of creative nonfiction may submit one piece, 2,500 to 5,000 words. Submitting authors can expect a response within three months.

Paper Dragon accepts submissions via email, not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors immediately withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Paper Dragon, please visit their website here.

Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.


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