Written by Ella Peary May 16th, 2024

Two Hawks Quarterly: Now Seeking Submissions

Two Hawks Quarterly is an online journal, founded in 2007 and produced by the students and faculty of Antioch University’s creative writing concentration. They publish poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and hybrid writing. Their thorough editorial process means that every submission is read by at least three students and one faculty advisor.

Two Hawks Quarterly publishes a wide range of writing, but they’re especially interested in writing that provokes thoughtful discourse: “From its inception, Two Hawks has been dedicated to publishing works that spark debate, challenge readers’ expectations, and take risks.” They’re not interested in an author’s past publications or other accolades; they’re only interested in the impact of the writing on the page.

Two Hawks Quarterly is published twice a year online, and each edition features writing from around 25 contributors. They also publish art, including drawings, paintings, photographs, and mixed-media works.

Poets may submit up to five poems in any style. Authors of fiction and creative nonfiction may submit one piece, 1,200 to 5,000 words, or up to five flashes, 1,200 words or fewer each. They accept all forms of creative nonfiction, including memoir and personal essay. But they don’t accept nonfiction reportage, academic essays, travel writing, or editorials. They also discourage authors from submitting novel excerpts, except when they truly work as standalone stories.

Two Hawks Quarterly also accepts experimental writing, hybrid/cross-genre writing, and writing that doesn’t fit into a genre categorization at all. They call this “Genre X.”

They aim to respond to all submissions within four months.

They accept submissions online using Submittable, not via email or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but that ask that authors withdraw submissions accepted elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

Two Hawks Quarterly only accepts submissions that follow the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Two Hawks Quarterly, 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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