Submissions will be open from Monday 15th March - April 25th, on the theme of CONNECTION. Dust welcomes your interpretation of this theme and connections of all kinds.

  • Please email 1-3 poems on the theme of the issue, as an attachment or within the body of your email, to

  • Poems should be unpublished elsewhere but we don't mind if they have already appeared or are soon to appear in your own collection of poems. 

  • Dust does not accept submissions that contain graphic sexual content, gratuitous violence, or work that is racist, xenophobic, homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic, or ableist. 

  • Copyright for your work remains with you. We do ask however, that contributors credit Dust Poetry Magazine if their work is republished after first appearing in Dust.

  • Submissions to Dust are, and will remain, free.

  • Dust is run on a voluntary basis and at present we are sorry that we cannot offer payment for work. 

Illustration submissions for Issue 7's Connection cover

  • Submissions are now also open for illustrations around the theme of 'connection' for the cover of Issue 7.

  • Dust's covers are usually square with room for the title, issue number, and Dust logo, for examples see our previous issues here.

  • Please email your submission to


Thank you!