Dream Pop Journal #7: Letter from the Editors

Dream Pop Journal #6: Letter from the Editors

2018 Pushcart Prize Nominees

Inaugural Chapbook Contest Results

2018 Best of the Net Nominations

Dream Pop Journal #5: Letter from the Editors

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.

Dream Pop Press is the book-publishing arm of the Dream Pop enterprise. DPP accepted its first three chapbooks for publication, which will be released in Spring 2019.

Dream Pop Journal #8: Letter from the Editors

Isobel O’Hare: “Issue #8 of Dream Pop coincides with the preorder sale of our first set of three chapbooks! Head over to the shop to buy them individually or pick up the bundled set of all three for $30. Books are scheduled to ship out by Halloween. This is also the last issue that will feature prose submissions, as we are taking only poetry, visual poetry, and visual art submissions…

Dream Pop Journal #7: Letter from the Editors

Carleen Tibbetts: “I thought 2019 couldn’t be any more difficult than 2018, but wow, I was wrong! Stress from my mom’s death, my husband starting a new job, and a particularly tough paralegal class were the perfect storm for me to have a manic episode in early February.  I was hospitalized for a week, and then spent 3 weeks recovering at home.  During this time, I received kind words, letters,…

Dream Pop Journal #6: Letter from the Editors

Carleen Tibbetts: “Another issue of Dream Pop is here! We received so many lovely submissions, it really has been humbling and encouraging to see this creature Isobel and I build continue to grow and take shape in unexpected ways. We also made our chapbook and Pushcart nominee selections! We couldn’t pick just one chapbook because there was so much overwhelmingly brilliant material to choose from, so we ended up picking…

2018 Pushcart Prize Nominees

We are pleased to announce our 2018 Pushcart Prize nominees: Valerie Wu, Trista Edwards, Valerie Loveland, Craig Foltz, Erika Walsh (forthcoming, Fall 2018), and Avery M. Guess. Please join us in celebrating their stellar work!  

Inaugural Chapbook Contest Results

We are beyond thrilled to announce the winners of our inaugural chapbook contest! Please join us in congratulating Kolby Harvey, B’ellana Johannx, and Linette Reeman, whose chapbooks will launch in Spring 2019. Thank you to everyone who submitted their work to us. This decision was not an easy one, and we value the time, care, and trust involved. 

2018 Best of the Net Nominations

We are pleased to announce our 2018 Best of the Net nominees. Please join us in celebrating the work of these dream babes! Poetry Stephanie Lane Sutton: “//The Sexual Reproduction of Birds and Fish” Jessie Askinazi: “One of Millions” Je Baer: “Crystalmine” Kenning JP Garcia: “Never Read” Rax King: “a charming and well-rounded girl is she” Steven Karl: “untitled blue #6”   Fiction “English is Her Second Language” by Valerie…

Dream Pop Journal #5: Letter from the Editors

Carleen Tibbetts: “As some of you readers who follow me on social media may already know, this June, I lost my mother. She had been diagnosed with COPD about 10 years ago, and her health had been in flux.  When my father passed in the winter of 2017, she was moved into an assisted care facility.  I was able to fly out there in both Spring of 2017 and March…

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…