Can anyone submit to Dear Reader?
Yes! Absolutely anyone can submit. We are only too happy to read work from all voices, hidden away in all corners and curves of the globe.
Do you need to have performed at Dear Listener open mic to submit to Dear Reader?
Absolutely not. Charley welcomes work from new names as well as familiar ones, and this space is by no means limited to people in the Worcestershire (or nearby) area.
Do you accept simultaneous submissions?
No, I'm afraid we don't.
When should I get a response to my work?
Charley aims to respond to all submissions within six weeks of receiving them.
How do I submit?
For full details on how to submit your work for consideration then you can head over to our Submission Guidelines page. This page includes details of where to send your work and how your work should be formatted.
It’s my relationship, nobody’s business and it suits me. It was a hammer-and-tongs conversation outside a pub, A young girl with a scre...
write you letters, like these ones here. I focus on my handwriting so I don’t over-think the words I’m never going to show you. ...
She sees faces in clouds, cushions, car wheels, the froth on a cappuccino. She’s seen the Virgin Mary’s frown in a cheese sandwich. ...
After the administration was complete – the registering, the funeral bill - they handed me a small metal container. This, they t...