Submission Guidelines

Submissions to all categories (except for audio) are closed for the foreseeable future, with possibility of reopening somewhere down the line. Audio submission guidelines below...

Audio: Seeking the following for our record label/imprint DOGSON...

Poetry readings (go wild).

Music (alternative, cathartic, emotional and lyrically offbeat) singles - or EPs - in the following genres (with examples of personal favorite artists for each): punk/rock (The Damned, Hüsker Dü, Joy Division, Sonic Youth, Patti Smith), folk (Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell), electronic/experimental (Aphex Twin, Autechre, Four Tet, Boards of Canada, Fever Ray).

Interviews/Podcasts - Must be based around poetry, music, art, culture. One-off episodes or a series (Pitch us! We're listening).

You must own the copyrights to your audio. By submitting to us, you are giving us permission to publish your content on our Soundcloud page as well as in the journal, guaranteeing that no copyrighted material exists in your recording.


Response time varies depending on various factors, but typically we aim to respond to all submissions, regardless of category, within 1-2 months. Wait until after 2 months to query about your submission's status.

By submitting to The Blue Pages Journal of Art / DOGSON Records you are confirming that you are 18 years of age or older.

Only previously unpublished work, please. Simultaneous submissions are of course acceptable. Simultaneous submissions should always be acceptable. Just let us know when a piece you've submitted to us has been accepted elsewhere. It's all cheers in the case of such an event. We're primarily artists ourselves so we can sympathize in regards to rigmaroles.

We acquire First Serial Rights to your work upon acceptance. After publication, all rights revert back to you the author. We only ask that you credit us as having been the initial home for your work. Still, we aren't stuck on receiving credit. We're content with publishing singular art by talented artists.

Send all submissions to bluepagesjournal at gmail dot com. Title your submission like so: [NAME: AUDIO SUBMISSION].

Looking forward to hearing from you!

We'll leave you with the following words for inspiration...

“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.”
― Bruce Lee

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