Want to be featured on the cover of Butcher's Dog? 

Our popular indie literary arts publication is seeking new cover art for future editions. We print our wrap-around dustjackets in full colour on FSC-approved recycled paper. We accept submissions from artists currently based in the UK and ROI.

Want to send us your artwork? 

  1. Take a look at our past covers. We include a range of mediums: painting, illustration, drawing, printmaking, and collage. We do not accept photographs.
  2. Your artwork should be in landscape or be suited to a landscape crop. The dustjacket wraps around our magazine so the right half of your artwork will become the cover. 
  3. Each cover has our title logo and an issue number. The title is positioned in the top right-hand corner. The issue number is in either the bottom right or left corner. Please do not add these to your submitted artwork, our typesetter applies these at the book design stage. 
  4. A digital high-resolution version of your artwork is essential. Approximately 2480 pixels x 3508 pixels (a.k.a 210mm x 297mm) at 300dpi. Please send .TIFF or .PNG files only. 
  5. Submissions are open year-round.

What do you publish?

The Dog House Review publishes non-fiction prose in response to poetry. We share well-considered, probing and imaginative blogs by a diverse range of authors. The blog aims to broaden the conversation and deepen engagement with poetry written across a range of contexts and periods.

Who is eligible?

Our call is open worldwide to anyone writing in English.  Blogs about translation are very welcome. If the blog includes extensive citations from another poet's work, please secure permission to publish online in advance from the original author or their estate.

What don’t you publish?

Please note: The Dog House Review does not publish poetry. This happens in our printed journals, zines and anthologies. These have entirely separate calls with different guidelines. In both cases, we do not publish previously published work.

We do not want to read or see - and under no circumstances will we publish - texts or images that promote any forms of hate, discrimination, violence or obscenities. Personal attacks, trolling, misinformation and spam are also unwelcome. We will not engage with submissions of this kind, or their authors.

How do I send you my blog?

Via Submittable. Please upload a single Word Document in Size 12, Times New Roman. Your accessible, emotive and engaging prose about poetry should please adhere to these upper word limits:

  • Reviews (up to 2000 words max)
  • Interviews (up to 2000 words max)
  • Memoirs (up to 2000 words max)

Do not send more than one submission to The Dog House Review at a time. 

When do I hear back?

Within three months. Our submissions portal is open year-round and we publish monthly. We intend to publish well-crafted work that authentically engages with poetry, poets and creative writing practices. If it excites us, we'll share it.

Do you pay for submissions?

As a non-profit outfit, we neither charge submission fees nor are we in a position to offer payment.

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