DASH Literary Journal

DASH Literary Journal is based out of the California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics and is organized through the joint efforts of the Creative Writing Club (CWC) and the  undergraduate and graduate students of the department. This is an entirely student-run journal. DASH is offered as a class entitled English 515: Proofreading Editing & Journal Production. This unique aspect allows an entire class to be involved with the production of and submissions that DASH receives, which allows each submission to receive more attention than typical literary journals. The editor in chief blinds all submissions, and then the student staff considers them. 

First published in 2008, DASH publishes poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, micro literary criticism, hybrid texts, and artwork by authors and artists of all levels of experience, from first-time submitters through well-published creators.

While the works themselves cover a diverse range of topics, themes, and styles, successful DASH submissions are brief, concentrated expressions of creativity, with an emphasis on brevity.

Irena Praitis (ipraitis@fullerton.edu) is the Faculty Adviser. Please email her with any questions, but note that submissions must be made to the link below.  The literary journal is sponsored by the California State University, Fullerton Creative Writing Club and the Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics. The Editor-in-Chief, Executive Board, and Editor positions are a fresh surprise for each issue.

Submit to DASH

Our regular reading period is October 15 -- March 1.

Please note that submissions not adhering to guidelines will be immediately discarded.

Submissions will only be accepted through the Submittable site. 

We accept only previously unpublished work. 

Poems :

39 lines or fewer per poem. Submit up to 5.

Fiction, Nonfiction, Criticism:

1000 words or fewer, double-spaced. Submit 1.

Art :

Digital images, 300 dpi.  as TIFF or JPEG attachment.
Do not send original artwork.

Hybrid :

Surprise us.

Spring 2017 DASH Cover