Art Guidelines

Since we do publish previously published artwork, you may submit artwork to us for our 2023 with the realization that you won’t receive a decision until 2023. 

Submission Guidelines:

Please send visual art and videos to with the subject “Submission.” Please include a cover letter with a word count, a brief bio written in the third person, and, if you are writing for one of our themed issues, please mention the theme in the letter. We do accept simultaneous submissions; however, please be courteous and notify us in your cover letter, and withdraw your art from consideration upon acceptance at another venue.

Payment and Rights:

Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of their work if it is published in print. With deep apologies to our international contributors, we are unable to mail copies outside of the United States at this time. We ask for the usual North American rights. Copyright remains with the author, but if the work is republished, we ask that the Hedge Apple be credited.

Response Times

Our reading period is from January – April. During that time, we attempt to respond to all submissions within two weeks. If you haven’t heard anything from us within that time frame, don’t be afraid to email us at with a clear subject line.