Darkness Dreaming is an homage to sacred nonsense,
and promises to be a cacophony of madness and wonder.
The publication revolves around the art and imaginings of
Lydia Burris and friends, and will be printed quarterly.
It includes nonsense, dark things, not so dark things,
silly things, and surrealism. It is filled with layers of art,
words, poetry, photos, story vignettes, and other creative miscellany.

Darkness Dreaming Submissions

If you would like to submit to a specific issue for consideration
(or just submit something in general) Send it to

** AUDIENCE CONSIDERATION: Darkness Dreaming hopes to cater to a wide audience with an interest in the strange, weird, and unusual. This includes both old and young audiences with adult discression. Darkness Dreaming may not accept entries that have extreme content deemed inappropriate for minors.

There are a lot of options! Single images, narrative, photos, etc.
* Suggested image size: 300 dpi. Aka: Big enough for printing quality.

Poems, tiny short stories and vignettes, typed, hand-written, interviews, weird interludes, etc

* Suggested word length submission:
No longer than 2 pages for each entry.
Think short attention spans.

If you have an idea for something wild beyond the boundaries, feel free to send a proposal.

* Please incude your credit name, social media and website links, titles,
and any other info about the submission that could be useful.

Deadline to Submit:

June 2021 issue: (color)
Title: "1000 Dreams Deep"
Theme: Dreams and Layers of Reality
DEADLINE: May 22, 2021

Upcoming issues (Sept, Dec) will be quarterly. Upcoming themes TBD.

* Inclusion in the publication depends on room available and if it fits the overall atmosphere.
There is very limited space.
Don't judge yourself if you are not contacted!
* Please do not expect a prompt reply. You will be notified if your submission
has been selected for an upcoming issue. Thank you for your interest!
* CONTRIBUTOR COPY AMENDMENT: I plan to give one physical copy to each contributor as the budget allows. Going forward I will be requesting shipping costs for international contributors, and optional for domestic contributors. PDF copies will always be free to contributors.

ADVERTISE in Darkness Dreaming

Advertising spots are available for purchase
Email me for more information and pricing. Quarter, half, and full size spots available.


Help keep this publication afloat!
Sponsors will be listed in Darkness Dreaming, and/or promoted, depending on the sponsor's needs.
Lydia also has original art/commission options related to sponsorship.
(One option would be an original otherworldly portrait work of art!)
Please email to inquire about options.

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