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$5.00 USD


The Duck Lake Journal, published quarterly, features poets and writers who come from all around the world. We like to think of it as our quarterly anthology that holds its fingers at the pulse of literature. 

All volumes are roughly 100 pages and will be released in digital (pdf), EPUB and print formats. The printed editions are perfect bound with laminated covers. Each accepted contributor will receive a digital and a print copy.

Submission Guidelines

All work must be previously unpublished (unless it has been significantly rewritten. In such case, include the citation where the previous version appeared).

Manuscripts should be in MS Word (doc or docx) or RTF formats. 

Submissions should be in a plain font (for example Times New Roman, 12pt.)

The title of your manuscript should start with the word poems or stories and include your name (for example, “poems from Jane Doe” or “stories from Bob Slob.”

There is a $5 reading fee, and all submitters receive a digital copy of the latest volume of the Duck Lake Journal.

POETRY: submit up to 5 poems in a single document. Poems should be single spaced with only 1 poem per page with page breaks between each poem.

SHORT STORIES: submit up to 3 short stories, totaling no more than 20 manuscript pages. Manuscripts should be double spaced.

For more details, please visit www.ducklakebooks.com.