Fiction
Incendiary
Grimley Bogue
Butter Pat Babies
Steve Rasnic Tem
Preamble
KJ Hannah Greenberg
Stockholm Syndrome
Lucy Mihajlich
Painting
Sayuri Yamada
Konfessin Mouser K.
AE Reiff

Excerpts
Hellbender
Jason Jack Miller
The Blood Poetry
Leland Pitts-Gonzalez
My Hands Were Clean
Tom Bradley
The Tumors
Matthew Revert

Editorial
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ACHTUNG!

As of March 2013, TDP is in hibernation. We don't know how long it will last. If you have submitted a story or essay and not received a response, please feel free to send your work elsewhere. Apologies for the inconvenience.

We are looking for high-quality, stylized fiction that escapes the boundaries of reality & attempts to represent the unrepresentable by way of absurdity, irrealism, the grotesque, narrative experimentation, dark humor, & ultimately a cult sensibility. In addition to short stories & flash fiction, TDP publishes book reviews, interviews, creative nonfiction, artwork, animation, short films, & literary microcriticism.

TDP is published in May & November. Manuscripts are read all year long. Allow 1-2 months for a reply. TDP retains electronic rights for six months after the initial publication of accepted work. Payment for publication is the price of a cheap vodka martini—by our reckoning, FIVE BUCKS. Think Popov. Maybe Smirnoff. (NOTE: Authors are paid exclusively via PayPal.)

The editorial staff of TDP is highly selective. You are encouraged to read the magazine & get a sense of our aesthetic tastes; such behavior, however, is not mandatory. Above all, make sure your submissions have teeth, & make sure every sentence counts.

Send all queries & submissions as .doc, .docx or .gif email attachments to this address:

stanleyashenbach [at] yahoo [dot] com

Do not paste submissions onto emails. Do not send submissions as .rtf or .wps files. Please include a 100-150 word biography. TDP does not publish poetry.

Fiction & Creative Nonfiction. TDP accepts solicited & unsolicited manuscripts of up to 1,000 words. Manuscripts of 5-500 words are preferred. Translations welcome. No simultaneous submissions or reprints. Submit only one work at a time. No unsolicited novel excerpts. Writing that has formerly appeared in self-published formats will not be considered for publication.

Literary Microcriticism. The maximum length for manuscripts is 500 words. While authors are encouraged to practice new & imaginative styles of texual inquiry on a range of topics, microcriticisms should focus on or concern speculative literature & film in some capacity, or they should themselves capture a speculative methodology. MLA documentation preferred.

Artwork & Animation. Submissions of photographs, paintings, sketches, sculptures, comix, & stand alone cartoons are all welcome. We are especially interested in animated texts & short films.

Reviews & Interviews. Reviews of speculative fiction & nonfiction books published within the last two years are considered for publication. Particularly appealing are reviews of alternative & independent press novels, story collections & anthologies. Likewise is TDP keen on interviews with speculative authors, artists & filmmakers. Self-published works and authors will not be considered for reviews or interviews.