Dear Stardust Writing Contest: $300 Prize

Stardust’s Whisper Poetry Contest

Dear Writers,

The submissions we received over the past months were extremely overwhelming, and it was very difficult for us to choose the winner and finalists. We are impressed by your amazing talent and passion for writing. And we believe you will achieve so much more in your writing careers in the foreseeable future.

We have come up with Yvette Lewis and Scott Williams as our winners for our contests. Their work will be published on the second Saturday of March, along with other finalists' work.

Since the pandemic starts, our editors are working very hard to catch up on submissions, and we’ve published two issues since then. We decided to publish two issues before June.

The Stardust Review support emerging and established authors.  We appreciate your support and passion for literature, arts, and humanities. And we wish you the best of luck.

The Stardust Review

General Submission


The Stardust Review is open-year around and welcomes all writers. We are seeking short stories, poetry, literary non-fiction, essays on art criticism, literary criticism, and philosophy.

Click here to submit your work:


We accept well-written short stories and flash fiction. If you have a compelling story, please submit to us. 
If you write something controversial, alternative or experimental, please let us take a look.
For short stories, the maximum word count is 8000. 
For flash fiction, please keep your work under 1500 words.


Memoir and Personal Essay: Please keep your work between 600-3000 words. 

Essays: We are looking for art criticism, literary criticism, thought-provoking articles on political theory, and philosophy. Our editors are very Heideggerian; if you write a piece about Heidegger, please submit to us. 


Submissions must be unpublished, original work. We don’t take unsolicited reprint submissions.
Our exclusion period is 15 days. 

We respond to submissions in 30 days.