daCunha

It’s story time…

We love stories that spark our imagination. We love to talk about them with friends and reflect on them during quiet moments. Most of all, we love the way they reveal truths about ourselves and the world around us.

At daCunha, we collect beautifully crafted fiction and non-fiction that invites you to escape the facts and feeds of everyday life. Step outside the bounds of time and join us on our journey.



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At daCunha Nonfiction we recognize that the nature of the work we receive is incredibly timely, the creation of which does not always lend itself to neat, ten day a month cycles.

In an effort to recognize this inherent aspect to creating cutting edge work, we are happy to announce that daCunha Nonfiction is now accepting year-round submissions. This change means that it may take us a bit longer to get back to you; please allow 30 to 45 days for a response. 

Before submitting, please read our general submission guidelines that provide the specifics on how to send us your work. https://dacunha.submittable.com/submit

Thanks for your interest!

Lisa Renee

Managing Editor, daCunha Nonfiction


daCunha Fiction is now accepting year-round submissions. This change means that it may take us a bit longer to get back to you; please allow 30 days for a response. 

"For a writer, memory and imagination are the same thing." ~ Sigrid Nunez

Have you written a story where memory and imagination are so entwined that it has become, for you, more important than any distinction between what's "true" and what's not? Send us that story. That's the one we want. 

We’re open to many genres including, but not limited to, literary, science fiction, speculative, gothic, historical, flash, and fairytales. We do not publish fan fiction or erotica. 

For examples of what we're looking for, visit our "About" page: 

https://dacunha.global/about-fiction/

We ask that you read our recently updated general submission guidelines for more information:

http://bit.ly/muw_submissions

We look forward to reading your work! Be sure to use the proper short story format. Need an example? Look here: 

http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html 

Questions? Email Veronica Montes, Editrix, daCunha Fiction: veronica@dacunha.global

Updated May 9, 2017

daCunha is an online publication that showcases both fiction and nonfiction. Select stories will be published in our traditional print anthologies, recorded by professional actors for our podcast, and included in live experiences.

Discover more about our anthologies: http://bit.ly/daCunha1

Discover more about our podcast: http://bit.ly/daCunha2

Discover more about our live experiences: http://bit.ly/daCunha3

Our fiction guidelines are as follows:

We’re looking for well-crafted, compelling fiction written with a strong voice. Tell us a story. We’re open to many genres including, but not limited to, literary, science fiction, speculative, gothic, historical, flash, and fairytales. We do not publish fanfiction or erotica.

We’re open for submissions year-round. Our response time is about 30 days. For your work to be considered, please follow these guidelines:

  1. We use Submittable to process all submissions. 
  2. Please send no more than 2 submissions within a 30-day period.
  3. Include a 100-word bio in your cover letter.
  4. Our standard maximum length is 5,000 words (20 minute read). Exceptions will be made at the discretion of our editorial team.
  5. We do not accept previously published stories. This includes pieces published in traditional print journals, on your personal blog, or in any other online space.
  6. Simultaneous submissions are fine. Please notify us immediately if your piece has been accepted elsewhere.
  7. Your submission should be properly formatted (please double space!) and free of typos. Need an example? Click here:
  8. http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html

Please allow 30 days for our response. Once your piece has been accepted, we will work with you to make sure it’s the best it can be before it appears in daCunha. No significant changes will be made without your participation and approval; copyediting will be made at the discretion of our team.

If you have questions, please email veronica@dacunha.global. Here are other links that you may find useful:

Please note that daCunha is a subscriber-based publication. Select works appear in front of our paywall throughout the year, but generally speaking your story will be available only to our subscribers.

Thank you for your interest! 


Updated May 9, 2017

daCunha is an online publication that showcases both fiction and nonfiction. Select stories will be published in our traditional print anthologies (http://bit.ly/daCunha1), recorded by professional actors for our podcast (http://bit.ly/daCunha2), and included in our live events (http://bit.ly/daCunha3). Our mission is broad and passionate!

Nonfiction guidelines  - 

We seek personal essays of all stripes, the informal stories of your life, your loves, yourself. To quote Phillip Lopate, “The hallmark of the personal essay is its intimacy.”  We welcome darkness and we love humor - show us the minutiae of your day, your memories, complaints, and whims. Make us smile, make us mad, make us care. 

We’re open for submissions year-round. Our response time is about 30 days. For your work to be considered, please follow these guidelines:

  • We use Submittable to process all submissions.
  • Please send no more than 2 submissions within a 30-day period.
  • Include a short bio in your cover letter.
  • We are not currently looking for formal, academic essays. 
  • We do not currently accept poetry.
  • Word count should be under 5,000.
  • We do not accept previously published essays. This includes pieces published in any online space, including personal blogs.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Please notify us immediately if your piece has been accepted elsewhere.
  • Your submissions should be properly formatted (please double space!) and free of typos. Need an example? Click here: http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html
Please allow 30 days for our response. If your piece is accepted, our experienced editing team will work with you to best showcase your work.

Please note that daCunha is a subscriber-based publication. Select works appear in front of our paywall throughout the year, but your story will generally be available only to subscribers.
 
If you have any questions, please email me, Lisa Renee, at lisa@dacunha.global.

Thank you for your interest!

"Every man has within himself the entire human condition.” - 
Michel de Montaigne