DASH Literary Journal

DASH Literary Journal is based out of the California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics. This is an entirely student-run journal. DASH is offered as a class entitled English 515: Proofreading, Editing, & Journal Production. This unique aspect involves an entire class with the production of and submissions that DASH receives, which allows each submission to receive more attention than typical literary journals.


Since 2008, DASH has published 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.



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Submit to DASH

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

Submissions will only be accepted through the Submittable site. 

We accept only previously unpublished work. 


Submit 1 story up to 2000 words. Submit only 1 story per reading period. Previously unpublished work only.

Poems :

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

Fiction, Nonfiction, Criticism:

2000 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.


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