The HitchLit Review wishes to celebrate secular artists, their works, their voices, and their communities. As a literary-arts journal, we are primarily interested in reading your poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, but will have a limited need for cover art as well. We currently accept electronic submissions via email and ask that each submission contain a short bio (up to 50 words) about the author. Please also note that we are a fledgling non-profit publication and are unfortunately not a paying market at this time.
Like most literary magazines, HitchLit will not consider previously published work, but simultaneous submissions are acceptable, provided that the author informs us in the event that submitted work is accepted for publication elsewhere.
Should HitchLit accept your work, we acquire first publication and archival rights, though all other rights revert back to the author upon publication.
Prose Submissions (Fiction / Non-Fiction)
We are happy to read short prose (up to 3,500 words). All work should be double spaced, with 1″ margins, and typed in a common 12 pt. font (.doc / .docx / .rtf files preferred). Authors may submit one short piece of short prose (1,000 – 3,500 words in length), or up to two flash pieces (under 1,000 words each). Please only submit once per reading period and wait for a decision before submitting again.
Prose submissions should be accompanied with a brief author bio (up to 50 words) and should be clearly labeled as “Fiction Submission” or “Non-Fiction Submission” in the subject line of the email.
Poets may submit up to five poems (maximum of 10 pages) per reading period. All works should be included in a single document (.doc / .docx / .rtf files preferred). Though we will read poetry of any length, please note that poetry under 40 lines have the best chance for acceptance. Please submit only once per reading period and wait for a decision before submitting again.
Poetry submissions should be accompanied with a brief author bio (up to 50 words) and should be clearly labeled as “Poetry Submission” in the subject line of the email.
Cover Art Submissions
Artists interested in providing us with cover art, please submit two high quality images of your work as a .jpeg file.
Art submissions should be accompanied by a brief artist bio (up to 50 words) and be labeled as “Cover Art Submission” in the subject line of the email.
Send your electronic submissions via email to: