Submission Guidelines

Hey, future contributor!

Below you’ll find guidelines on how to submit to the Hedge ApplePlease follow them closely, and we look forward to reading your work!

Submission Guidelines:

Send your poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual art, and videos to hedgeapple@hagerstowncc.edu with the subject line “Submission”. Please include a cover letter containing a brief bio and a word count; if you are writing for one of our themed issues, let us know in your cover letter. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please be courteous and notify us in your cover letter, and withdraw your story from consideration upon acceptance at another venue.

Manuscript Guidelines:

All standard rules apply. Please use Times New Roman or some similarly legible font, and please label all files with your name and the title of the work. Please send Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) files. Please don’t submit PDFs.

Payment and Rights:

Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of their work, if it’s published in print. We publish under North American Serial Rights, so copyright remains with the author. If the work is republished, we ask that the Hedge Apple be credited.

Response Time:

We are adamant about responding within two weeks, however, rarely, we fail to. If you haven’t heard from us in that time frame, please feel free to send us an email at hedgeapple@hagerstowncc.edu with an appropriate subject line.

Link to our Spring ’19 Themes

Thanks for your interest in our publication!