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What type of work should I send?
The Hellebore currently welcomes unpublished and/or previously published creative nonfiction, fiction, prose poetry, poetry, flash fiction/nonfiction, hybrid, and visual art submissions. We want to read about your gothic wardrobe and teenage crushes. We want to read about that amazing arroz con leche recipe your grandmother taught you. We want to see your portraits in the morning light. We want to see your heart illustrated with charcoal.
We want it all.
Our tips? Haunt us. Captivate us. Move us. Grip us with your magnetic verse and bold brushstrokes. Lure us into the depths of your soul and all that consumes you. Themes and topics that especially speak to us include family, identity, race, culture, love, mental health, spirituality, perseverance, survival, trauma, belonging, discovery, renewal, strength, and empowerment.
Is there anything you won’t accept?
We do not accept submissions that contain excessive or unwarranted violence, racism and discrimination, or anti-LGBTQIA+ sentiments. Hate slurs/speech, gratuitous cursing, and graphic language is not our cup of tea.
When can I send submissions?
Anytime! Submissions are always open for our Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter issues.
Do you respond back to submissions?
We absolutely do. We respond to submissions within 1-2 weeks. Sometimes sooner!
After publishing do I retain the rights to my work?
Absolutely. We retain first time publishing rights upon acceptance and publication of your work. After that, rights revert back to you. If your work is published anywhere else, we humbly ask for an acknowledgement and/or citation.