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 4) scheduled for the Spring of 2024. The theme is centered around illness — from mental illness to physical disease — that the writer has coped with, or is currently coping with, and how it has changed the writer and their family life.