Call for Submissions

As the work is coached and edited by didaink staff, the word count may expand. However, the initial word length for a submitted draft should be no more than 1,500 words. The writer and editor will work together to refine the essay over the course of 1-3 months, or longer, if the essay requires it. If the writer needs more time to make revisions or changes to a draft before a scheduled publication date, their essay can be added to the BV volume after its release date. The writing and editing process with didaink is a supportive one; we don’t work under a pressured or rushed timeline. As the work is ready, didaink signs off on the essay for publication.

We are currently accepting submissions for our next publication (Volume 3) scheduled for the Fall of 2022. The theme is centered around influential men or male(s) who changed or influenced the writer in negative and/or positive ways.


We’re also accepting submissions for Volume 4 (scheduled for publication in December of 2022). Volume 4’s theme is centered around safe abortion access and reproductive rights for all women. The piece can be about the writer’s own abortion experience previous to the overturning of Roe on June 24, 2022, or it can be about how SCOTUS’s overturning of Roe has affected the writer’s life.