The best way to get a sense of the type of stories we like is to read an issue of the magazine. We’re looking for original voices, and we want to hear from absolutely everyone, including writers with no previous publishing history.

Submission guidelines

Hermine is looking for short stories of less than 4000 words for Issue 2. Use the submission manager to submit your story in .doc, .doc, .txt, or .pdf format. Please include a short cover letter letting us know where you’re located. Include your publication history if you have one, but don’t let a lack of credits stop you from submitting. Again, we want to hear from everyone.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, just notify us right away if your story is accepted elsewhere. Stories must be previously unpublished.

Please submit no more than one story per year.

Please do not query before three months have passed.