Dream Pop Journal #4: Letter from the Editors

Dream Pop Journal #3: Letter from the Editors

Dream Pop Journal #2: Letter from the Editors

Call for Submissions: Issue #2

Dream Pop Journal #1: Letter from the Editors

What We Are

Dream Pop Journal is a literary quarterly that publishes experimental, non-narrative writing. We are inspired by songwriters such as Liz Fraser of the Cocteau Twins and the composer Wim Mertens, artists who create their own transcendent languages.

Beginning in 2018, Dream Pop Press will open for chapbook submissions.

Dream Pop Journal #4: Letter from the Editors

  Isobel O’Hare: “Some of our readers might be aware that I lost my father while working on Issue Four, so I would like to use my space here in the editor letter to share a poem he helped me revise 5 years ago (he even gave it its title) and to dedicate this issue to David Vaughan (December 31, 1948-February 28, 2018).”           Carleen Tibbetts:…

2017 Bettering American Poetry Nominations

We are pleased to announce our nominations for Volume 3 of the Bettering American Poetry anthology. Dream Pop’s nominees are: “x=agency” by Krista Cox “Trans Mermaid Murder Femme” by Chloe Rose “In No Certain Terms We Assassinate” by Leia Penina Wilson As always, we feel beyond honored and delighted to receive such stellar, brilliant work from the people who submit to us. Thank you for choosing Dream Pop!

Dream Pop Journal #3: Letter from the Editors

  Isobel O’Hare: “I fell in love with erasure poetry in my MFA program, and the practice has become a regular part of my writing routine. I enjoy it most when it’s a conversation with an author I respect, but there is also something to be said for arguing with someone whose ideas you find oppressive. If you caught this article in the New Republic last year, you’ll know that the latter…

Call for Submissions: Issue #3

Dream Pop Journal seeks submissions of poetry and flash prose for its third issue, which will appear in January 2018. The submission deadline is January 1, 2018 (New Year’s Day!)   Please read the submission guidelines in order to find out how to send us your loveliness, and also head over to the archives to get a feel for what we’re looking for.   Please note: our submission guidelines regarding prose…

2017 Pushcart Nominations

We are excited to kick off November with the announcement of our Pushcart Prize nominations, which went out in the mail today!   The nominated pieces are:   “One of Millions” by Jessie Askinazi “(5)” by Liz Bowen “Flow” by Jessica Lawson “Childhood as an Unsolved Math Problem in an Infinite Number of Parts” by Linette Reeman “Trans Mermaid Murder Femme” by Chloe Rose “//The Sexual Reproduction of Birds and…

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Dream Pop Journal #2: Letter from the Editors

Isobel O’Hare: “Lately I’ve been thinking about the weaponization of language, of the shift in meaning that has occurred in our usage of certain words. Now, only those who point out legitimate problems are bitter, to say nothing of the bitterness (and fear) of those who would shut such people down. Individuals who report harassment are labeled ugly, to say nothing of the ugliness of abuse, of misogyny, of transmisogyny,…

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Call for Submissions: Issue #2

Dream Pop Journal seeks submissions of poetry and flash prose for its second issue, which will appear in October. The submission deadline is September 30th! Please read the submission guidelines in order to find out how to send us your loveliness, and also head over to Issue #1 to get a feel for what we’re looking for.

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Dream Pop Journal #1: Letter from the Editors

When Isobel O’Hare asked me if I’d like to co-edit a journal with a Cocteau Twins-esque aesthetic, I accepted without hesitation. I’ve been a fan ever since I heard their cover of “Frosty the Snowman” come on the holiday Muzak while I was working a college retail job and went on a quest to seek out their catalogue.  The band has a sound like no other, and their lyrics range…

Issue 1: Call for Submissions

Dream Pop Journal seeks submissions for its first issue to be released in July of 2017. Please refer to our submission guidelines and send us your very best work by July 10th! We look forward to reading you.