Call to writers and artists:

We look for the most compelling work from new and emerging talent for each issue--send us your best!


Please pay close attention to the submission guidelines:


We now accept electronic submissions using the Submittable system. We still accept submissions by regular mail. We do not accept submissions via fax or email. 

Please send one submission at a time, no multiple submissions.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please let us know immediately if your submission is accepted elsewhere.

We are only interested in previously unpublished works. Your work must not have been published elsewhere (this includes your personal website or blog).

We recommend that you include a cover letter, along with some biographical information when you submit your manuscript or artwork. It should also include your name, address, e-mail address, and a telephone number where you can be reached.

Please allow for up to 6 months to respond to submissions. 

We buy First Serial Rights; nonexclusive, and one-time anthology rights. Your work will also remain archived online. 

Authors proof their galleys and receive 2 copies of the issue in which their work appears.

All manuscripts are carefully considered. Due to the large number of submissions, we regret that we cannot comment on every manuscript.

All proceeds received from submissions go directly to the orphanage we are working with at the time.

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Mail Submissions:

As we are making a transition to the Submittable system, we will still accept submissions by mail.

Prose and Poetry: Please mail us your clearly typed manuscript, double-spaced on 8 1/2 x 11 inch white paper, one side only.

Art: Please mail us color copies or digital files of your original art, or you may email us your digital files or your website link. Please do not send original art or slides. 

Include a cover letter.

We request a donation by check or online at our donations page of $5.00 payable to Helping Orphans Worldwide.

Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope in the appropriate size for the safe return of your manuscript or artwork submission.

See additional guidelines below for the specific submission types. 

Please mail the submission to the following address:

H.O.W. Journal

125 W. 22nd Street, Apt. 4B

New York, NY 10011




We are looking for strong young voices.

We love humor. We love mystery.

Most of all, we love that you write.


You may submit poetry, prose, and artwork.


Our Submission Guidelines are fairly simple:

Age: 6-18

Word Limit: 7,000 words maximum (no minimum)

Artwork: A scanned image (300 dpi, format: jpeg)

In the first page of your document please include: your age, name, parent’s or guardian’s name, address, email, and phone number. 


If you are unable to pay the $5 fee for submitting, you may email your submission directly to christina@howjournal.com. 


We look forward to seeing your creative work!


Please submit one story at a time.

Please use double-spaced line formatting for the document. 

The submission must contain your name, address, e-mail address, a telephone number where you can be reached, and a word count

We recommend you include a cover letter.

The word-length limit is roughly 8,000 words.

Please submit one story at a time. 

Please use double-spaced line formatting for the document.

The submission must contain your name, address, e-mail address, and a telephone number where you can be reached. 

The word-length limit is roughly 8,000 words.

$5.00
$5.00
Poetry submissions can include up to 5 poems.

Please use double-spaced line formatting for the document. 

The submission must contain your name, address, e-mail address, and a telephone number where you can be reached. 

Art
$5.00
$5.00
Artists :

Please submit an electronic file of your original art. 

Please do not send physical copies or slides. 

Once your work is accepted, we will contact you so you can provide us with the high quality files of your work. 

Payment varies for accepted submissions. 

H.O.W. Journal