In order to continue offering no fee reading periods and to keep our digital editions free to read, we are placing the tip jar on the counter. If you feel inclined to make a small donation, please consider submitting via The Tip Jar. Your donation will be used for the care and feeding of From the Depths—a very hungry journal—and will help support the journal's continued operation and publication. With regards to the judging criteria, all submissions are treated equally, regardless of how they are submitted. However, to thank you for your kind donation, our editors will expedite the submission process and respond to the author within seven days. Works submitted via The Tip Jar are considered for all publications.
Open to all genres, themes, and writers.
We seek fiction of 10,000 words or less, flash fiction, and poetry.
Submit a single work of fiction or up to three works of poetry.
Multiple entries and simultaneous submissions permitted.
Previously published works permitted.*
All works considered for paid print publication.
COMPENSATION FOR PRINT PUBLICATION
Selected works to be paid 1-4 cents per word for fiction and $20 for poetry.
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COMPENSATION FOR ONLINE PUBLICATION
SPLASH! is a nonpaying venue offering exposure via online publication and the HWP Contributor Showcase.
Works appearing in SPLASH! become part of the HWP Print Pool and are eligible for future offers of paid print publication
$5 reading fee per submission.
Expedited decision within seven days.
Please review full guidelines prior to submitting,
*Please provide publication details for all previously published works. Online publication is fine, but entries must not have appeared in print. Please be certain there are no known copyright restrictions. Works with conflicting publication rights are not eligible for publication. Submission fees are nonrefundable. Questions? Contact us prior to submitting.
Thank you. We look forward to reading your work.