Submission Guidelines

What We Accept

We accept the following:

  • Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Reviews
  • Interviews
  • Comics
  • Drawings
  • Photos
  • Music
  • Video

HAM Literature has partnered with submishmash so that the submission process is easy for both the publisher and author/artist. You can find our submission page here along with more detailed submission guidelines specific to each category.

Brief Guidelines

Word Count

We don’t have a word count!

Cover Letter/Bio

When submitting, please include a cover letter when submitting. You do not need to provide us with a bio. If your submission is accepted, we’ll reach out to you for a bio and photo. In your cover letter, please include:

  • Full Name
  • Pen Name
  • Phone Number

Terms of Publication

By accepting publication, the author/creator grants HAM Literature one-time electronic and/or print rights. The author/creator will retain copyright and may publish the submission elsewhere after publication in HAM Literature’sonline and/or print issue. By accepting submission, the author/creator grants HAM Literature to publish the work or works on and/or HAM Literature print issues and to archive it as part of the issue it was originally published in.

HAM Literature prefers previously unpublished work but will accept work that has been submitted and published elsewhere. Please let us know if we need to notate if your work or works were previously published. We also allow simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if your work or works has been accepted elsewhere. You can withdraw your submission for consideration using submishmash, or you can e-mail us at info AT


We have rolling submissions and accept work year round.


We do not pay our contributors monetarily. However, we will provide one free copy of our print issue to contributors if they appear in that issue. We will also provide a bio and link or links on We do not charge you a fee for submitting to the journal.

If you have any questions about our submission guidelines, feel free to email us at info AT hamliterature DOT com


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