Creative Non-Fiction Submissions

Hybrid has no restrictions on topics for creative non-fiction. Here are some of the things we love to see:

Don’t let this stop you, but here are some things we’re wary of:

We will not accept the following for feasibility, liability, or academic reasons:

Hybrid Ink will not, under any circumstances, publish content that portrays any of the following without justification:

  • Racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, or other forms of discrimination
  • Pedophilia or sex with characters under the age of 18
  • Rape, torture, dubious consent, or forced seduction
  • Gratuitous violence, gore, or death

For more information, please see here.

If you have any doubts about your content and these lists, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Long form — Open

Hybrid Ink is seeking longer works of creative non-fiction in the form of memoirs, investigative journalism, essay collections, or books. To submit, please contact us at with a query containing a synopsis and a writing sample.

Essay and letter collections may be considered, as well, and in that case, please specify the unifying theme of the collection, provide a brief synopsis of each piece, and the licensing status of each essay or letter.

Short form (usually for anthologies) — Closed

Short-form non-fiction is published in the form of anthologies. These will usually be topical and announced here when the calls are opened. There are currently no open calls.