Hole In The Head Review is committed to publishing the best contemporary poetry and visual art. We publish emerging and established artists, photographers, and writers. We are committed to responding to submissions within 45 days of submission.

Hole In The Head Review reserves first North American serial rights. All rights revert to the author upon publication. If you republish your work in a print or other journal, please credit Hole In The Head Review for the first publication.

We welcome your work.

All submissions should include:

  • A title for your submission
  • A brief 3rd person bio
  • A cover letter and/or submission description (optional)
  • We accept simultaneous submissions; please inform us immediately If you need to withdraw part of your submission.

Poetry submissions: Please submit no more than five poems at once, and upload them as a single file - preferably a Word file using a 12 point font; no more than one poem per page

Visual submissions: 

  • Photographs - Please submit no more than five images in jpg format, no smaller than 5"x7".  Keep the file sizes below 2 meg. If you can set the resolution, use 72 pixels per inch.
  • Video/other - we accept .jpg, .png, .tif, .mov, .mp4, .mpg, .wmv files. 

If you have questions, please contact us directly: editor@holeintheheadreview.com

Visual Art and Photography:
We consider a wide range of visual art including but not limited to:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Sculpture
  • Collage

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Visual art and photography submissions should each include:

  • A title for each piece (that matches the file name)
  • A blurb of 75 to 100 words to accompany each piece (optional)
  • A brief 3rd person bio.
  • Please submit no more than five photos in jpg format, no smaller than 5"x7".  Keep the file sizes below 2 meg. If you can set the resolution, use 72 pixels per inch.

Do not submit more than five images at a time.

Cover Art: We are looking for one provocative, compelling and beautiful image for the first issue of our third year.
We consider a wide range of visual art including but not limited to:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Collage


Cover art submissions should each include:

  • A title
  • A blurb of 75 to 100 words to accompany the image (optional)
  • A brief 3rd person bio.
  • Please submit one photo in jpg format, no smaller than 5"x7".  Keep the file sizes below 2 meg. If you can set the resolution, use 72 pixels per inch.

Do not submit more than one kickass image.

Hole In The Head Review is committed to publishing the best contemporary poetry and visual art. The editors seek to publish emerging and established artists, photographers, and writers. We are committed to responding to submissions within 45 days of submission.
Please send no more than five poems at once, and upload them as a single file - preferably a Word file - no more than one poem per page. We accept simultaneous submissions; please inform us immediately If you need to withdraw part of your submission. 

Please do NOT submit if you have submitted work for the previous two issues. 


Please note that we will cap submissions at 150.
Hole In The Head Review reserves first North American serial rights. All rights revert to the author upon publication. If you republish your work in a print or other journal, please credit Hole In The Head Review for the first publication. 

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