General Submission Guidelines

Call for Submissions 2019-2020

The Hellebore is currently accepting general submissions for upcoming digital issues and features. Poetry, prose poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, hybrid, flash fiction, flash nonfiction, and visual art submissions are welcome.

In addition to creative work, academic, craft, journalistic articles, blogs, and essays will also be considered.

There are no reading or submission fees.

Why? Literary and artistic resources should be afforded to all. Imposing fees is not part of The Hellebore’s mission. Amplifying the voices of exemplary creatives, is.

Underrepresented communities are highly encouraged to submit, including people of color, women, non-binary, and LGBTQIA+ folks.


There is no deadline to submit a general submission. Keep your work coming! However, please wait for the Editor in Chief to respond before submitting again.

The Hellebore publishes 2 digital issues a year:

Summer/Fall 2019: Full!

Winter/Spring 2020: Open!

Please note: While general submissions are always welcome, the deadline for features, anthologies, and awards may vary.

The Hellebore Poetry Scholarship Award 

A monetary book and supply scholarship offered to one honoree who demonstrates excellence in the poetic arts. The award opens on September 1, 2019 and closes on December 1, 2019. )

The winning manuscript will be published by The Hellebore Press. Finalists are also eligible for publication and will receive compensation if their title is selected.

To submit your work:

  • Send an unpublished manuscript of 10-20 hybrid, prose, visual, free verse, lyrical, collage, or narrative poems in the form of an attachment (preferably doc) to
  •  Title the email with your name and manuscript title. For example: Denise Nichole, The Art of Healing.
  •  Include a brief bio and contact information within the body of the email.
  • Summary of the body of work which includes theme, motifs, symbol explanations and/or influences/inspiration for the poems

Don’t forget to check out the FAQ for tips. There is some very helpful information there that applies to all of our submission periods.

If you are looking for submission guidelines for HUES Foundation, click here. 

Looking forward to receiving your work!