Submissions are now open for HOAX's online platform!

HOAX offers artists and writers a unique framework within which to show their work, which then forms part of a wider, ongoing survey of creative work existing at the intersections of art and writing.

We accept text-based work of all forms, providing they incorporate text and are intended to be shown to readers and audiences digitally. This can mean text, image, video, audio, or something more site-specific, embedded into the page or making use of its HTML.

Each new piece spends one week on HOAX's front page and is shared well across HOAX's social media platforms and weekly e-newsletter, before steadily moving backwards through HOAX's pages as more new works are added. All contributors are also added to our Works page, and we always continue to promote their works into the future.

Although HOAX normally presents work online, in print and through events and exhibitions, we are currently only taking submissions for work to be shown on the HOAX website, in response to COVID-19 and social distancing efforts. We hope to bring back HOAX's print and IRL platforms in 2021.

HOAX was relaunched in March 2020 order to provide vital financing to creatives struggling with lost income as a result of COVID-19. You can read more about our return here.

We are a tiny team and HOAX is a labour of love which is run on a shoestring; all costs are covered out-of-pocket, and it has always been free to submit to and free to read. As such, we are always seeking donations to HOAX, all of which go straight to paying contributors who need it the most. The more donations we get, the more contributors we can fund.

We currently pay contributors £50 per piece, and publish one piece per week. We acknowledge that this is not much, but it's the best we can do right now, and we hope to increase both fee and frequency in future as we move to a more sustainable funding model. All of our funds raised go directly into the pockets of contributors. The HOAX team work pro bono and cover any additional expenditures ourselves.

If you would like to submit work to HOAX but do not feel that you are in a place of financial hardship, or who wish to waive your fee as a donation so that it can be given to a contributor who is in more need of funds as a result of the pandemic, you are more than welcome to do so. We don't means test, and this is entirely at your discretion - if you'd like to take a fee, you are more than welcome to!

Many initiatives to support artists during the pandemic still involve lengthy applications processes, and focus more on larger funding amounts or grants to produce more major work or projects. Meanwhile, there are many artists and writers out there struggling to afford groceries or make rent, and who need money right away, with even just small amounts going a long way. We wanted to plug this gap and support these creatives, forgoing any lengthy submissions processes to focus on being able to provide smaller fees with much more immediacy. As such, we absolutely do not expect new work to be made for HOAX (unless this is what contributors wish to do) and just ask that it's something that hasn't been shown, at least not widely, before and isn't already presented on another online platform. 

If you'd like to submit work to be presented through HOAX, we'd encourage you first to take some time learning about our background and principles.

If you would like to submit work in an alternate format due for accessibility reasons, contact us.

We need to bring in £150 / $200 in donations a month to keep HOAX going.
If you'd like to see HOAX thrive, become a regular patron with a £3 / $4 monthly gift,
or leave us a one-off tip with Paypal: