Publisher’s description: Founded in 2020, The Dillydoun Review features work that is simply presented yet captures complex subjects succinctly and powerfully. TDR derives its name from the archaic word ‘dillydoun,’ meaning “a little lullaby.” Lullabies have been used for centuries to strengthen cultural roles, pass down knowledge, and lure children to sleep with dulcet tones. But, if you listen closely to even the sweetest-sounding lullaby, there is often a dark, disturbing subject matter threaded through the lyrics. These hypnotic, mournful laments are captivating, terrifying, and yet, scientifically proven to provide therapeutic effects and health benefits for both young and old.
This does not mean that The Dillydoun Review is interested in work filled with veiled threats of kidnap and slaughter or rocking our readers to sleep with horror and gore. However, it points to the types of submissions–in spirit–that interest us the most.
Besides our monthly online journal, our blog TDR Daily features reviews, interviews, essays, fiction, and poetry. We also host an annual writing contest, the Dillydoun International Fiction Prize.
We are now a paying market. We pay a flat rate of $20 per accepted story, flash fiction, poem, prose poem, nonfiction, or flash nonfiction. At this time, we are only able to pay via PayPal, Venmo, or Zelle. We cannot make cash or check payments. Author payment will be made on the day of publication.