Submission Deadlines Reminder

DWL Journal

Just a friendly reminder that the DWL Journal is always open for submissions. We have the above deadlines so that when we reach 40 total submissions, we can get to work on the next volume.

While we haven’t reached 40 submissions, we will be moving forward to publish volume 3. Recently Amazon merged the KDP and Createspace platforms into one. With this change, cost of printing paperback copies of Volumes 1 and 2 has increased. In order to cut costs, we will be publishing volume 3 as a compilation of 1, 2, and the pieces that were submitted for volume 3 over the past 2 years.

I have notified most of the individuals who submitted pieces. If you haven’t received an email, don’t worry, one is coming. There are a couple of pieces that still need to be reviewed by the committee.

Thank you for your time and patience as we work through the kinks to get this publication off the ground.


DWL Services will be 2 years old soon!

Our parent company will be turning 2 years old in May. We at the DWL Journal are super hyped up about what they have planned for all the fans/followers/clients.

To start off, they will be hosting contests all month. The details of each contest will be posted to the main company news page throughout this week. Contests begin May 1st.

If you haven’t already, please like our Facebook page to join in all the fun and excitement. Also, our Facebook page now has a group specifically for the DWL Journal updates.

As always, a reminder to keep writing in order to submit to our journal. We have a new contest section of the journal with different guidelines then our regular submissions. Please be sure to follow the guidelines specific to what you are submitting. Thank you!

If you have any questions about the journal please let us know.

Company News

The DWL Journal would like to announce the following important dates:

March 15th – submission deadline

Some may wonder when volume 3 is coming out. We have had such low submission rates, that we have decided to wait to publish until we have 40 submissions. We will continue to have the submission deadlines as already announced. They are: March 15th, June 15th, September 15th, and December 15th.

We would also like to announce the following themes of each 2018 submission deadline:

March – Holidays

June – Summer Vacations

September – Mystical Creatures

December – A picture is worth a thousand words

Guidelines for themed submissions:

  1. Write a short story, poem, or creative nonfiction piece that goes along with the theme.
  2. No set genre for submissions.
  3. December’s photo will be announced in June.
  4. Word count is limited to 5,000 words for short stories and creative nonfiction pieces. If you submit a collection of poetry, limit the total word count to 5,000.
  5. Limit to 2 short stories, 2 CNF pieces, or 5 poems. OR 1 short story or 1 CNF piece and 3 poems.

Themed submissions will have its own section within the journal. We will still accept submissions even if you don’t follow the themes.

Fall 2018

We are sad to report the postponement of the Dream Write Literary Symposium that was supposed to take place later next month. Instead, we are happy to announce that it will be coming to Cedar City in the fall. More details will be provided on our main company page and the Facebook page.

Dream Write Literary Symposium

As of today, here is a list of presenters and panelists and what they will be talking about:

Josi S. Kilpack – Extraordinary Characters
Steven Bohls – Wordbuilding/Show and Tell in Plot. Steampunk Panel
​Meg Jensen – Constructing the Novel
Lauren Carter – Who Are You Writing For? Survival Tips for Writing
Sandy H. Steele – Pantsing or Plotting – How about both?
Tasha Seegmiller – Crafting Emotion: Creating Interesting Characters.

Josi will also be our keynote speaker and will be talking with us about creating a unique brand.

For tickets please visit:

or click on the photo at the top of the page.

If you would like to present or be part of a panel please visit

If you would like to be a vendor please see the event page for details.