Ongoing Submissions: The Literary Hatchet

Payment: FICTION, SHORT STORIES: 500-7,500 words — $10, Poetry: under 100 lines — $5. Artwork – $5
Theme: speculative fiction, flash fiction, poetry, prose

The Literary Hatchet is an indy international literary journal that publishes provocative contemporary short fiction, poetry, illustrations, interviews, and reviews by established and emerging writers and artists from around the world. All subjects (except erotica) are welcomed. We are run by a devoted group of volunteer writers and editors.

Publication Schedule:

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We publish three issues per year.

Jan/Feb issue is published in March
May/June issue is published in July
Sept/Oct issues is published in November

What We Want:

We accept short fiction (500-7,500 words), speculative fiction, flash fiction, poetry, prose, photography, art, and illustrations.

The above is not exhaustive. If you have an idea for a work that doesn’t seem to fit into one of these categories, feel free to send us a query using our contact form. If you don’t have an immediate idea for a piece, but you’d really like to write for us, let us know and be prepared to show us work you’ve done. We can always think of subjects!

Multiple submissions are accepted, but only one submission per entry, please.
No simultaneous submissions accepted.

What We Don’t Want:

We do not accept erotica.

We do not accept fiction, poetry, prose, or illustrations with excessive crude language or outlandish sexual humor.
We do not accept partial or incomplete works.
We do not accept Haiku poetry, unless as a part of five or more.
We do not accept multiple submissions in one submission. Each work must be submitted as in individual piece.

How To Submit:

We buy exclusive first-printing world rights for 6 months.

Submissions must be made via Submittable.com

Electronic submissions should be as an attached MSWord or AppleWorks file. Do not include the text of your submission within the email.

Multiple submissions are accepted.

No simultaneous submissions accepted.

Short Story Guidelines: 

We accept short stories from 500-7,500 words in length. Feel free to contact us with inquiries about the type of stories we might be interested in if you are in doubt. We appreciate the well-written work, and acceptance is determined by whether the piece grabs the editor and holds their interest.

Please submit your work in Word, Text, or RTF files. NO PDFs please. No email or postal submissions.

For all submissions, please include your name, address, email address, and word count on your stories. Also please include a 25-50 word THIRD PERSON bio with the submission.

We have no submission deadlines. Please expect a three month wait (at the most) for our decision. If we are slow with this, we apologize in advance. Feel free to send us a nudge!

Poetry Guidelines: 

We are looking for high-quality extraordinary poems (both serious and humorous) that explore the human condition. Personal pieces that offer a self-reflection are acceptable. We prefer poetry under 100 lines.

For all submissions, please include your name, address, email address, and word count on your stories. Also please include a 25-50 word THIRD PERSON bio with the submission.

We have no submission deadlines. Please expect a three month wait (at the most) for our decision. If we are slow with this, we apologize in advance. Feel free to send us a nudge!

Art / Illustration / Photography Guidelines: 

All submitted art and illustrations must be in 300 dpi, JPG or PNG formats and no larger than 1200 X 1200 pixels. Submit these as POETRY— is no category for this on our Submission Manager.

For all submissions, please include your name, address, email address, and word count on your stories. Also please include a 25-50 word THIRD PERSON bio with the submission.

There is no submission fee. We have no submission deadlines. Please expect a three month wait (at the most) for our decision. If we are slow with this, we apologize in advance. Feel free to send us a nudge!

Compensation:

Rights: 

By submission of your work, you are agreeing to The Literary Hatchet and its publisher PearTree Press holding exclusive first-printing world rights for a period of 6 months. While your piece is online, it may not appear anywhere else on the Internet, in print, or sold for profit. Rights revert back to the writer/artist at the end of 6 months.

Your work will remain in print as long as The Literary Hatchet is in print and cannot be removed at a later date.

Compensation: 

We pay compensation for all work accepted for publication. Payment is made upon publication. North American contributors can choose between payment by check, PayPal, or a free hard copy of the issue sent to them. Foreign contributors may choose between PayPal or an Amazon gift card. Only North American contributors can choose to receive a hard copy of the issue in lieu of financial compensation.

Fiction: 500-7,500 words — $10
Poetry: under 100 lines — $5
Art/Illustrations: in JPG or TIFF format only — $5

Via: The Literary Hatchet.

 

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