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. Deadlines 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 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  • Send an unpublished manuscript of 10-20 hybrid, prose, visual, free verse, lyrical, collage, or narrative poems in the form of an attachment (preferably doc) to thehellebore@outlook.com.
  •  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

HUES Fellowship

HUES Foundation will officially launch in 2020 but is currently seeking applicants for the following fellowships:
  • HUES 2020 Poetry Fellow
  • HUES 2020 Creative Nonfiction Fellow
HUES 2020 Fellows will receive a monetary stipend that can be used for their educational or professional pursuits. HUES Fellows will also participate in online workshops, optional video chats, and optional one on one/group phone calls to advance in their craft. By the end of the 8 week long fellowship, HUES Fellows will produce a chapbook that will be published by The Hellebore Press. HUES Fellows will have involvement with each stage of publishing and will also have the option to contribute to The Hellebore Magazine as a Guest Editor. To apply to be a HUES Fellow send the following to huesfoundation@outlook.com:
  • A Cover Letter that provides your name, address, background/cultural information, writing/artistic influences and style, as well as any information that you’d like HUES Foundation to know about you
  • A CV that describes relevant professional and academic experience and selected publications
  • 3-5 Writing Samples (unpublished or published) as well as annotations that explain and describe the significance of each work
  • 1-2 Letters of Recommendation
  • A Brief Summary about the manuscript you are working on/plan to work on if you are selected as a HUES Fellow
Please address the email and letter to Denise Nichole Founder of HUES Foundation and Editor in Chief of The Hellebore Press. Note: The deadline to apply is November 1, 2019 11:59 PM. *Disabled, immigrant, international, women, nonbinary, and LGBTQ+ poets and writers of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 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!