Open For Submissions!

Send your submissions to hspva.octopus@gmail.com

Fiction and Nonfiction:

We accept submissions of 3,000 words or less. We accept nonfiction in all forms from personal narratives to cultural criticisms. We welcome experimental/hybrid essays like lyric essays or other work that transcends genre. We are not looking for academic essays, but rather experiments in creativity. We encourage inventive fiction but are not looking for fan fiction.

Poetry:

You may submit up to five pieces of poetry, including video poems. Prose poetry, long form poems, experimental, and hybrid forms are all encouraged. Please submit all pieces in one .doc or docx. For video poems, please submit in .mp4 format.

Dramatic Writing:

Scripts should be under 25 pages and available in .doc or docx. form. Screenplays should be below 25 pages in standard screenplay format in .pdf form.

Art:

Please submit up to five pieces in .jpeg, .pdf, .mp4 form. We are looking for any medium from film and photography to paintings, prints, drawings, and photos of sculptures.