Guidelines

Hair Trigger 2.0 is currently accepting fiction, nonfiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art submissions for our fourth annual issue.  We are specifically looking for stories told in engaging voices.

To submit writing, the editors ask that you follow these guidelines:

  • If you've never submitted work before, head over to our Seduce the Editor column for helpful advice on the submission process.

  • As the Seduce the Editor column outlines, please include a cover letter with your submission, designating whether it is fiction, nonfiction, or creative nonfiction, the word count, and a short bio.

  • We do not accept previously published work, unless solicited.

  • We do not accept simultaneous submissions. Please submit a maximum of two pieces for consideration per issue.

  • We will consider submissions up to 5,000 words in length. Flash fiction under 1,000 words is welcomed. Excerpts from longer work will also be considered, as long as the excerpt is self-contained. 

  • Submissions must be sent as a .doc or .docx attachment. Please include your last name and a page number in the header of each page.

  • All files must uploaded via Submittable. We ask that you include your cover letter with your submission.

Hair Trigger 2.0 is accepting visual art submissions for our fourth issue. We are open to all genres and styles. 

  • In order to submit we ask that you provide up to 10 pieces of visual art (photos, paintings, Illustrations, etc.) in .jpeg format.  
  • Submit at 72 dpi and 750 pixels on the longest side. 
  • As with writing, please include a cover letter with your submission, designating the type of visual media, and include a short bio.

Thank you! We look forward to receiving your work. 

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