Written by Ella Peary February 22nd, 2024

Haymaker: Now Seeking Submissions

Haymaker is a new online journal of writing and visual art. Produced by the graduate students at Kent State University in Ohio, Haymaker hopes to showcase local, national, and international authors while staying true to their roots: “Haymaker was founded as a magazine to reflect our small, Midwestern college town, surrounded by farms and nature, unique among its bigger Rust Belt neighbors.” In keeping with that, they’re looking for, “thought provoking work, grounded in that natural world,” and grounded in everyday experience.

Now through March 31, Haymaker is seeking submissions for their first issue. They’re looking for both traditional and experimental writing, as well as writing that defies genre classification.

Poets may submit up to four pages of poetry. Authors of fiction and nonfiction may submit up to 1,500 words. Haymaker also accepts one-act plays, ten pages or fewer, and English translations from the following languages: German, Italian, Spanish, and Urdu. They also accept visual art and graphic narratives, mostly published in black and white (they publish one color image per issue).

Authors should send only one submission per category during each submission period. Although Haymaker is not a paying publication, they give all contributors three copies of the journal.

Haymaker accepts submissions online using Google Forms, not via email or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw writing published elsewhere.

Haymaker only accepts submissions that follow the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read their guidelines in full before submitting.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Haymaker, please visit their website here

Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.


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