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Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. We accept pieces online through our Submittable account. We do not accept pieces by post or email. Submission is free.

All submissions are considered for publication online or in print as well. While we cannot offer payment, we send print copies to all published contributors. Print copies are otherwise distributed annually at AWP conferences, and locally here in Boulder, Colorado. Our print volume is published annually. All of our issues are available for free online. 


Submission Guidelines

  • We welcome submissions from everyone except current teaching faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder.

  • We only publish creative nonfiction writing, fact-checking as necessary. 

  • Any necessary textual citation should follow Chicago Manual of Style footnote format.

  • AI-generated submissions will be rejected immediately. 

  • Hindsight publishes all forms of creative nonfiction (including narrative journalism, creative scholarship, and nonfiction poetry). Pieces for our Changing Skies issues must address or center around climate issues. 

  • All submissions are considered for publication in print, online, or both. 

  • We only accept the following file types:

    • Word files (.docx, .doc) for writing. ​

    • JPG's or PDF's for art or work including graphics.

  • For all prose, use double-spaced Times New Roman 12 point type, 1" margins, and indented paragraphs. 

  • For prose in sections, indicate space breaks with a centered hashtag.

  • For all poetry, use single-spaced Times New Roman 12 point type, double spacing between stanzas. 

  • Please remove your name from your piece, including file name, first page with title, headers, and pagination, to ensure anonymous reviewing. If your writing includes an identifiable name for you (beyond simply a common first name, etc.) please replace with "MY NAME" and we will restore your name in editing if accepting your piece for publication.

  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere, through Submittable, and pull the piece. We publish only previously unpublished work and obtain First North American Serial Rights: all rights revert to you as soon as we publish your work first. We may then republish or excerpt your work unless you request that we not do so.

All submissions undergo a blind review process before being accepted. 

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