Hoxie Gorge Review is Accepting Submissions

***Please note, there has been an uptick in publishers that are not accepting unagented submissions. Too many presses and publishers are getting mass submissions that do not fit their catalogs. DO NOT submit your work if it doesn’t fit the publisher’s guidelines.

The Hoxie Gorge Review publishes innovative poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by emerging and established contemporary writers.

Here’s what the editors have to say about what they’re looking for:

We aim to provide a platform for writing that is urgent and engaging, regardless of theme or style. To that end, we seek work that compels us, that challenges us, that breaks us open. Our only requirement is quality. Send us your best.

It’s easy to get a feel for what they publish by reading their current issue. You have until September 30, 2020, to submit your work to them through Submittable.

The Hoxie Gorge Review Issue II: Spring/Summer 2020 Cover
The Hoxie Gorge Review Issue II: Spring/Summer 2020 Cover

How to Submit to the Hoxie Gorge Review

If you’re interested in sending your work to the Hoxie Gorge Review, here’s what you’ll need to know:

  • For fiction: you may submit one story. That story should be under 4,000 words, but this isn’t a strict rule.
  • Poets may submit three to five poems in a single file.
  • For nonfiction: you can submit a personal essay or memoir of 4,000 words or less. Like fiction, they are open to longer work.

The publisher is encouraging marginalized voices and authors from underrepresented communities to send their work in for review.

Additionally, simultaneous submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry are welcome and encouraged. However, if your work is no longer available for publication, please let them know as soon as possible through their submissions portal. If you need to withdraw a single poem, please add a note to your submission and email them at editor@hoxiegorgereview.com.

Previously published work, in print or online, will not be considered. They try to respond to all submissions in three months. You have until September 30, 2020, to send your work their way.

Feel like your work may be a good fit? Then you should read their full submission guidelines here.

Good luck to all of you who choose to submit. I’ve got my fingers crossed for you.

And if you are accepted, please let me know! I’d love to read your work and pass it along to a friend.

Stay safe, everyone.

Until next time.



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Danielle Adams

Danielle Adams

Danielle Adams is a writer and editor for a local marketing agency. She has formerly worked as a writer for the Investing News Network and as an editor for Whetstone, a bi-annually published literary magazine. Aside from writing, Danielle has an unabiding love for all marine life and the outdoors. She loves taking long hikes with her husband and cooking delicious meals in the kitchen.


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