Get ready to be spooked!!

We will be publishing the winners of our Halloween contest this week!

Wow, we got some great stuff! We received well over 100 submissions this year. Thanks to everyone who submitted. It was very hard to choose the winners!

Here’s the schedule by which we’ll be publishing/announcing the winners:

10/26: Our winner for art

10/27: Our two honorable mentions for fiction

10/28: Second runner-up winners, one for fiction and one for poetry

10/29: First runner-up winners, one for fiction and one for poetry

10/31: Winners, one for fiction and one for poetry

2022 Final Days of October contest is closed

Thanks for all the great contest submissions! Our 2022 Halloween contest is now closed. 

We will post information here soon about how and when we will reveal the winners!

Our reading period is currently OPEN for general submissions of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction for our Spring 2023 issue, but please realize that you likely won’t get a response until the beginning of 2023 unless it’s for our Halloween contest.

We will release our 2023 theme soon! You’re going to love it!

Hedge Apple Magazine at Conversations and Connections

We are pleased to announce that the Hedge Apple Magazine will be a participating magazine at Conversations and Connections on October 29th, 2022. Please join us at this fun, useful, friendly conference, either in-person in Pittsburgh or via the online track. There’s always a great atmosphere, and you’ll leave with lots of ideas and new ways of approaching your work.

We’ll see you at the speed dating table!

Calamity Jane by Mannie Gentile

Mannie Gentile is in their second semester of the Visual Arts program.  They are a retired Park Ranger who has returned to school to find existential joy…so far, so good.  They live in Boonsboro MD with their writer wife; who is a peach.

The Best of Intentions by Mannie Gentile

Mannie Gentile is in their second semester of the Visual Arts program.  They are a retired Park Ranger who has returned to school to find existential joy…so far, so good.  They live in Boonsboro MD with their writer wife; who is a peach.

Forest Floor by Sharon Emery

Sharon Emery is a second-year visual arts major at HCC. She was born and raised in West Virginia then lived in Florida for thirty years. After realizing she is more of a mountain mama than a beach bunny, she is happy to be back in Appalachia. She lives, works, and studies in Hagerstown