Prose submissions must be double spaced and no more than 25 pages (approximately 6000 words).
Artful Dodge is interested in things that have a
way of coming back to you, like cicadas, which stick themselves in the ground
for seventeen years or some other primary number and wait to pop back into your
head just as soon as you’ve forgot about them. We want things that look at the
world with the eye of an archeologist: make us see past the veneer into a world
where everything matters. And, while you’re at it, show us why it matters, why
it enchants us. We are not interested in any genre pieces that do not transcend the boundaries of the genre itself.
Speaking of cicadas and such, a sample of things we like can be unearthed
on our website under the Past Selections tab, including “Locusts” (Sarah
Nawrocki, AD 28/29), “Archaeology” (Mary Tartir, AD 30/31), and “The Last
Offering” (Olga Grushin, AD 40/41).