Submissions

Please read the guidelines carefully before sending your work to us.

The 2021 submission period has ended. The next call for submissions is scheduled for the second half of 2022. Please check this page from August onwards for further information.

We accept submissions of poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. Work from marginalised groups is especially welcome and we are happy to receive contributions from anywhere in the world.

All contributions must be previously unpublished and written in English. Work that has been previously published in blogs or on social media sites is not acceptable.

Submissions should be sent to editorhotazel@gmail.com. We do not accept postal submissions.

Your name and the submission genre should appear in the subject line of the email.

The body of the email should be written in the form of a cover letter. Please include a short bio of about 50 words.

The work for consideration should be attached as a .doc or .docx file. Your name and email address should appear as a header on every page and the pages should be numbered.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please inform us immediately if your submitted work has been accepted elsewhere. We will send you our heartfelt congratulations.

Poetry

Submit no more than four poems. Use 12 point Times New Roman and single spacing. Poems with unusual layouts and formatting may be submitted as .rtf files. As shorter poems are preferred at this time, 30 lines is the limit. Any style of poetry is welcome, from formal to experimental.

Short Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Submit work with a word count of between 1000 to 3000 words only. Short fiction should be of literary quality. Use 12 point Times New Roman or Arial, and double spacing.

We’ll do our best to let you know the outcome of your submission within three months. Please do not send a query until three months have passed.

We are not a paying market at this time, but we will nominate our most dazzling contributors for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize.

Submissions that do not comply with the above guidelines will not be read.

Happy writing!