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Submission Guidelines

Dog Versus Sandwich is a regular blog-based webzine publishing stories online. It is edited by Ben Payne and published by Twelfth Planet Press, who also publish Shiny and New Ceres.

What we want

Dog Versus Sandwich is dedicated to the fantastic, absurd, surreal, obtuse, bizarre, fandangled, hyperbolic, “slipped streams”, the parable, the duck with the broken leg, the experimental, the mental, and also stories in which a dog eats a sandwich (or vice versa)

The Way We Want it

We will consider stories up to 10 000 words. However, stories under 6000 words will have a greater chance of acceptance. Stories must be original and unpublished. We do not accept reprints. We try to keep our reply times short and so do not accept multiple submissions or simultaneous submissions.  Flash fiction (under 1000 words) and poetry will also be considered.

How to submit

All submissions should be emailed to dogvsandwich@gmail.com as an rtf attachment. The subject line of your email should read “Submission: [Your Story’s Title]”, or, if it is a flash fiction sub, “Flash: [Your Story’s Title]”. Your email should contain a brief cover letter. Stories which do not follow these rules will be deleted unread.


Dog Versus Sandwich will prioritise speed over commentary. So the majority of subs will receive form letters, and will be returned in under a month. Stories which come close to publication may be held for slightly longer. If you have not heard back after a month please feel free to query.


We pay $50 (Australian dollars) for short stories, and $10 for flash fiction or poetry.


We ask for first world publication rights. Exclusive rights to your story for three months, and non-exlusive rights (you can submit it elsewhere, but it will be archived on our site) for twelve months.


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