hex publishes flash literary fiction and prose poetry with speculative elements. We welcome the surreal, the weird, and the uncanny. Scare us, surprise us, take us to space. Show us how horror, fantasy, and science fiction can be bent in new ways.

We especially encourage submissions from BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ writers, writers with disabilities, and early-career writers.

We consider stories and prose poems (no line breaks) of 1000 words or fewer. Submitters may send up to two stories or two prose poems if the total wordcount does not exceed 1000. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw work through Submittable promptly if it’s accepted elsewhere.

We are not able to pay contributors at this time.

We will not platform writers or works promoting hate speech or bigotry.

We do not accept submissions produced with the assistance of AI.

We do not accept previously published submissions in English, although we welcome English translations of stories or poems published in languages other than English, provided you have the rights for republication.

Due to conflict of interest, we cannot consider submissions from current WPI students, faculty, or staff.

We look forward to reading your work!