How to Submit to
Doubly Mad


(Any submissions sent after January 1, 2023 will be deleted unread). 

We plan to reopen to submissions in September, 2023.

Doubly Mad does not consider work that has been published previously, either in print, online, or in social media. (We do reprint some material, but this is on an invitational basis). Do not submit more than one type of work at a time, and please do not submit again until you have heard from us. Additional submissions will be deleted unread. Please follow our guidelines for each genre.  

Also, please add our email address to your contact list so we can communicate with you! Sometimes our messages are blocked or sent to a Spam folder. 

Nota Bene: We are an all-volunteer organization. Our readers and editors try to process submissions in a timely fashion, usually up to 3 months, but it may take longer. If you don’t hear from us after 3 months, feel free to email us with your name and the title of your submission in the subject line and we will respond asap. We accept simultaneous submissions, but we ask that you inform us immediately if your piece is accepted elsewhere for publication.  

Short Fiction:

(word limit, 4,000 words, or about 8 pages. We may consider longer work but ask that you send us a query letter with a brief summary of the piece you are interested in submitting first).  Submit 1 story (as a .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf) in Times New Roman, 12 point font, double spaced, and indicate a word count. Do not include a header or footer, other than page numbers. 

Submit up to 3 poems in one document (.doc, .docx, .rtf, .pdf) in Times New Roman.  Single or double spaced is fine. Do not include a header or footer, other than page numbers. If more than three poems are submitted, we will not consider the surplus for inclusion. 
Visual Art: 

Send photographs of up to 3 pieces of: painting, printmaking, photography, drawing, sculpture, video art, performance and installation documentation.  Photographs should be 300 ppi minimum. We publish color as well as black and white material.

Send submissions to: 
Please include in the subject line the type of submission (poetry, fiction, visual art) and include a brief cover letter / artist statement.  

We do not charge reading fees.  

We currently pay our contributors a free copy of Doubly Mad.

As a brief word about how we review submissions:  We are living in a rich era of writing and art-making. The range of styles and methods are often hard to keep up with, and each has its own niche as well as its avenues for reaching an audience. Doubly Mad is itself an expression of this diversity. We like to read a wide array of material, and consequently avoid generalizing what we like with easy, but ultimately unhelpful, parameters. If a poem or story absorbs us, we are likely to want to include it in our publication. If it doesn’t, for technical reasons or personal preferences, we won’t. Because we are a small biannual publication, we can’t possibly include all the work we want to! Doubly Mad publishes work by both emerging and established creatives and looks forward to your submissions.

If your work is accepted we reserve first publication rights which revert to the author after publication and ask that you acknowledge Doubly Mad in any subsequent publications of your work. We do occasionally exercise our right to edit accepted work and will review any edits with our contributors.  

Doubly Mad is listed on Poets & WritersDuotrope,, and The Short List.  Thank you to everyone who supports independent publishing! 

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