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Issue 7 submissions deadline now closed
We are always accepting submissions to the HOAX website

We are constantly seeking innovative and interesting new submissions for both our website and the publication itself. The website features a new work every Thursday; the printed publication comes out every 6 months.

Anyone can submit creative work incorporating text for either the publication or the website at any time by emailing it to hoaxpublication@gmail.com, providing the work is previously unpublished. We strongly encourage submissions from women, PoC, LGBTQIA people, disabled people and other underrepresented people and minorities. There are no themes or briefs, however we do recommend that you read about our beliefs before submitting work so that you have a good understanding of the project and its intentions:

  • We refer to all that work we publish as 'creative work incorporating text' (or 'cwit'), 'text' being any writing system, glyph or mark forming part of printed/written language
  • Labels for work and names for “styles” of cwit (literature, drawing, poetry, prose, typography, creative writing, artist writing, word art, lyrics, fiction etc) are outdated and unnecessary; grouping together creative work based on stylistic similarities and labels only serves to set precedents for production and inhibits the creative process.
  • By removing the need for cwit to adhere to prejudiced definitions we make it possible for the work to exist in its own right and to validate itself, rather than having to conform to prerequisites about content, execution, reference or culture.

All submissions for the print publication will be printed only in black ink and must be able to be confined to one side of A5 paper (if your work can't fit this, please see below). Any work that doesn't fit the print guidelines for the publication itself (above) will be taken as submissions for the website. Submissions for the website can take the form of images, text, video or sound files. There is no minimum or maximum size.

Image files must be large and of good quality; text files must be properly formatted as you would like them to appear to a viewer- we recommend that you also send a screenshot of the text file so that this can be as accurate as possible. Video files are best uploaded to a hosting site (e.g. Youtube) and sent as a link for us to view, then the files sent to us via Dropbox so that we can host them should we choose to publish them.

When submitting work, please include:

  • Your name
  • The title of the piece
  • A link to your professional website

Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we will only contact you if and when we would like to publish your work, however all submissions will be held onto for possible future publishing as appropriate to the project's curation. Please do not expect an immediate reply. If you would like to withdraw a submission for any reason please notify us via email.

Thank you!




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