Pilcrow & Dagger
From the Editor
The Pilcrow & Dagger Literary Journal features original and creative short stories, essays, and poetry from writers from all walks-of-life. We will publish 8 issues per year with our premier issue coming out online and available on this site on January 15, 2015. The second issue will be released on March 1st. Submissions open for BOTH of these issues on September 1st.
Each issue is assigned a theme. The theme for January is Winter Tales – please no holiday stories. The theme for March is Spring Cleaning. Ideas for the January issue can include winter sports, winter storms, poems about hot chocolate – whatever. Our March theme is a little more flexible. Stories submitted can focus on works that authors started but never finished. It can also include stories about strange items found during a spring cleaning.
The Pilcrow & Dagger Literary Journal features original and creative short stories, essays, and poetry from writers from all walks-of-life. Short stories and essays should be no more than 5,000 words. Poems are limited to one page. Accepted genre’s include: Crime Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction, Romance, YA, Mainstream Fiction, Nonfiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Fantasy.
We will not accept: Erotica, Children’s, Stream-of-Consciousness, Fan Fiction or anything that is extremely political or religious (anything that preaches a political or religious stance.)
Accepted essay topics include: Expository, Analytical, Narrative/Descriptive, Persuasive/Argumentative
We will select one short story from each issue to be recorded as a podcast which will be available on our website. There is no entry fee for this. This will begin with the January issue.
We will be at the Augusta Literary Festival March, 2015 to promote our magazine and meet with other authors/writers.
Beginning in our March issue, we will feature one Self-published or Indie author in our magazine. A total of 4 authors will be featured in 2015. We hope to expand this to 8 authors for 2016 and beyond.
Editors Name LeeAnn Rhoden & A. Marie Silver
Print publication? No
Circulation E-copies will be available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Do you take online submissions? Yes
Submission Guidelines URL http://pilcrowdagger.com/submissions
Approx. Response Time? 2-4 weeks prior to date of publication
How often do you publish? Eight times per year
Year Founded? 2014
Do you pay? Not at this time