Magazine Submission

Submission Guidelines


Dastaan World Magazine features writers, poets, artists, and photographers every month, helping creators showcase their talent to the world. We look to publish work of the highest quality which engages, surprises, and entertains our readers, and challenges our contributors to higher standards.

Submissions are reviewed based on their content, quality, and relevance.

We recommend you read a recent issue of our magazine for examples of the type of material we publish.

Dastaan World Magazine reserves the right to accept or deny any submission we receive.


What to submit

Short Fiction: The ideal length is between 2,000 and 5,000 words.

* We will accept longer stories of up to 10,000 words in length. They may, however, be split and published in two parts.

* We do not accept or publish erotica.

* All genres are accepted. However, fantasy stories will increase the chances of your submission being accepted.

Poetry: We accept all types of individual poems, except erotica. There are no length restrictions. However, please avoid submitting long, loose, and rambling poems.

Art & Photography: Please provide hi-resolution images in JPEG format.

* Attach the images to the email in .zip or .rar files.

* Include a brief bio, discussing who you are and what you do, in a separate text document.

* Dimensions – For Portraits: 9×12 in | For Landscapes: 18×12 in [images with similar aspect ratios will be accepted].


How to submit

Please email all your submissions to: submit@dastaanworld.com

* You must attach your submissions to the email.

* Please do not duplicate submissions.

* Please include links to your website and social media profiles where applicable.

Note: While we try to respond promptly to every submitter, the volume of submissions we receive means that there might occasionally be delays. We ask, and thank you, for your patience in such instances.



Additional information

Submissions which are not accepted for publication in our monthly issues may be published on the Dastaan World website. In such instances, we will always reach out to the contributor for their permission before publishing their content.

You may also submit:

            * Articles

            * Blog Posts for the website

            * Reviews [Books, Art, Songs, Movies, TV Shows]

            * List of 10 Things [example: Books, Songs, Movies] You Recommend

Dastaan World Magazine reserves the right to publish on its website all content which has already been accepted for a monthly issue, once that particular issue has been published.


Important notice

Dastaan World Magazine will immediately and irrevocably reject any submission which:

* Insults and/or offends any person, gender, group, community, race or religion.

* May be deemed vulgar and/or obscene.

* Discriminates against any person, gender, group, community, race, nation or religion.

The work you submit to Dastaan World Magazine as a contributor must be original, all done by yourself, and you must be its authentic copyright holder.

Submissions which are found to be insulting, offensive, vulgar, obscene, abusive, discriminatory, racist and/or plagiarized may result in the contributor being banned from all further submissions, and banned/blocked from all online and social platforms run by Dastaan World Magazine and Dastaan Online.


Dastaan World Magazine reserves the right to edit, use, enlarge, reduce and/or crop submitted content wherever necessary in order to maintain its page layout design.