Hair Trigger 2.0 is currently accepting fiction, creative nonfiction and visual art submissions on a rolling basis for our third 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 or 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 third issue. We are open to all genres and styles. 

  • In order to submit we 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 including a short bio.
  • All files must uploaded via Submittable. We ask that you include your cover letter with your submission.

Please note, we are not interested in reading or publishing the following types of work at this time:

  • Hate speech or work that aims to insight bigotry and violence. Also, please refrain from sending us political manifestos.

  • Stories with gratuitous graphic violence (if graphic violence or gore is included, it must be purposeful). Also, any work that fetishizes rape will be discarded.

  • Poetry

  • Fanfiction

  • Stories centered or dependent on clichés, stereotypes, or tropes, either in characterization or plot. (Please, no stock characters, rushed world-building, or storylines that have simply been done to death.)

Thank you! We look forward to receiving your work.