General Submission Guidelines

Call for Submissions 2019

The Hellebore is currently accepting general submissions for upcoming spring, summer, fall, and winter digital issues. 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 digital issues are published in December, April, July, and September.

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

The Hellebore Scholarship Award 

A monetary book and supply scholarship offered to three honorees who demonstrate literary, artistic, academic, and/or professional excellence in their field. (September 1- December 1)

To submit your work:

  • Send 1-3 unpublished or previously published poems, essays, stories, photographs, paintings, collages, illustrations, etc. in the form of an attachment (preferably doc) to If the work is previously published, indicate where.
  •  Title the email with your name and genre submission. For example: Denise Nichole, Poetry Submission.
  •  Include a brief bio and contact information within the body of the email.
  • For visual art submissions include an artistic statement and title of work if applicable.

Oh! And 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.

Looking forward to receiving your work!