Submission Guidelines

Hey, future contributor!

We are currently CLOSED for other submissions of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and artwork/photography. Since we don’t accept previously published pieces, please send your writing to markets that are currently open. If you still haven’t placed your piece in October, we’d be glad to take a look at it.
However, 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.

What to Submit, beginning October 2022:

At the Hedge Apple, we believe that literature and artwork is an essential part of humanity. These devices have power: it can give us hope and healing, bring us together, and give voice to the marginalized. It’s not some highbrow pursuit reserved only for intellectuals—literature and art is for everyone. Fresh voices are essential, and we love fledgling artists. We are passionate about helping you find your niche, whether it’s through our feedback or the resources provided on our website, and yes, we want to hear from you veteran wordsmiths too, so please send us your stuff as well. We want to hear what you have to say.

We are looking for mixed media submissions (prose, poetry, art, photography, and videos) of all genres. We are especially drawn to pieces that showcase vulnerability and draw from real life experiences. That does not mean we don’t enjoy comedic takes on life, fantasy epics, and unconventional pieces. We like to uphold the unique, showcase the weird, and embrace the uncomfortable.