Submission Guidelines

We accept submissions in the following genres:

  • Poetry
  • Fiction and Flash Fiction
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Genre X (mixed genre, experimental forms) and works that otherwise fall between the cracks.

Two Hawks Quarterly is looking for exquisitely crafted work that will astonish, surprise, challenge, and delight us. THQ accepts simultaneous submissions, but please inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. All work received is reviewed by at least three editors and often read aloud in a group setting. We strive to respond to every submission within four months or less.

Please send no more than one piece of fiction or creative nonfiction of 5,000 words maximum length at a time, or three pieces of flash fiction or very short CNF. We discourage novel excerpts unless they stand alone and work as satisfying short stories.

We’re interested in all forms of creative nonfiction: memoir, personal essays, and hybrid forms, but not straight reportage, travel writing, or editorializing rants.

Poetry: Our tastes in poetry are eclectic; we like narrative, we like lyrical, we can get excited over edgy too, but please send no more than five poems at a time. And no first drafts or 2:00 a.m. at the bar compositions -- you'll hate yourself in the morning. 

Include a brief cover note with your submission that includes a mini-bio, list of prior publications, and contact information. We tend to read cover notes after we’ve read your work so as not to be swayed by them.

We also feature a few drawings, paintings, photographs, and/or mixed media works in each issue. If you are interested in having us consider your art, please submit it under the Submittable category of Genre X. 

All correspondence with THQ goes through our online submissions system Once we accept your work, we will ask you to send a more detailed biography and photo. You can send that through the same system, simply by designating the submission as photo/bio. 

Submissions are ongoing.

Visit the following page to send us your submissions: