Creative Non-Fiction Submissions

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

Please 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, and remember that we're all governed by our code of conduct.

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.

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.


Submission format

Please submit via email to hybrid+submit@hybrid.ink.

Include your name and what you are submitting for in the subject line in the format [Submission type] [Submission name (for X)] by Author. For example, Jace Doe is submitting their story "Something Awesome," to the Great Stories anthology, they would use the subject line [Story] [Something Awesome (for Great Stories)] by Jace Doe.

Alternately, for longer work queries, if Anna Doe is submitting a query for her novel Holy Crap, Birds!, she would use the subject line [Query] [Holy Crap, Birds!] by Anna Doe.

Please submit a synopsis of your work, plus the entire short work, or the first 10,000 words or so (about twenty pages) for longer work queries. We will accept the following formats: Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx), Open Document Format/LibreOffice/Calligra Words (.odt), Markdown, TeX of various flavors. We can also accept Google Docs, but would prefer a standalone file.

We appreciate you following these guidelines, as they help all of us keep submissions organized!