The Hare teaches us freedom and the value of knowing when to speed up, when to slow down, and when to revisit something we may have missed.

Hare's Paw Literary Journal is limitless - representing the ability to walk between our own stillness and the world around us, identifying what matters and what intrigues us, regardless of societal demands. Hare's Paw publishes authentic, strange, soulful, and even joyful work that allows all voices to be heard. If you've ever had a hard time placing your work, consider Hare's Paw Literary Journal your home.

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Show us your darkest fantasy or your most sappy love poem. Hare's Paw seeks well written, experimental, and fresh work that inspires, challenges, or even repels the reader.

Clichés, typos, and grammatical mistakes are an immediate rejection.

  • Submissions are open internationally to any poet writing in English —other languages are acceptable if the majority of the poem is in English.
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed. Send us a note if your work is picked up so we can say congratulations!
  • All submissions must be no more than 10 pages and no more than 5 poems.
  • No previously published work.


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Flash fiction is an art. Hare's paw is looking for dynamic fiction. Send us work written with purpose, brevity, and surprising plots.
Clichés, typos, and grammatical mistakes are an immediate rejection. Please indicate in the cover letter: Fiction or Non-Fiction.

  • Submissions are open internationally to any writer writing in English —other languages are acceptable if the majority of the poem is in English.
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed. Send us a note if your work is picked up so we can say congratulations!
  • All submissions must be no more than 4 pages, single spaced.
  • No previously published work.


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Hare's Paw is eager to showcase your music! This category includes original music and cover renditions. Send us instrumental or lyrical, we want to feel the beat, not just hear it.

  • One song per submission.
  • You may include a text file with lyrics.
  • Mp4 files preferred.
  • No previously published work. This does not include self publishing on music platforms.

The Founder and Editor in Chief at Hare's Paw Literary Journal offers 1:1 workshopping opportunities. With degrees in Literature and Creative writing, years of teaching writing under her belt, and a keen eye for potential, Olivia is excited to lend a hand to her fellow writers. Submissions are also considered for publication.

  • No more than 3 poems.
  • No more than 3 pages for prose. 
  • Include a cover letter in the beginning of the packet which includes: 
  1. Your inspirations.
  2. Goals.
  3. Identified struggles with the packet.
  • Workshop includes one round of in-depth feedback on each poem/prose piece. This includes:
  1. Short takeaway summary of thoughts and feedback.
  2. In-line comments and suggestions throughout packet.
  3.  Honest and thoughtful feedback in relation to themes, topics, word choice, format, and more.


The Founder and Editor in Chief at Hare's Paw Literary Journal offers 1:1 workshopping opportunities. With degrees in Literature and Creative writing, years of teaching writing under her belt, and a keen eye for potential, Olivia is excited to lend a hand to her fellow writers. Submissions are also considered for publication.

  • Manuscripts of no more than 10 poems OR send a packet of 10 individual poems that need work.
  • Manuscripts of no more than 10 pages for prose. 
  • Include a cover letter in the beginning of the packet which includes: 
  1. Your inspirations.
  2. Goals.
  3. Identified struggles with the packet.
  • Workshop includes one round of in-depth feedback on each poem/prose piece. This includes:
  1. In depth summary of thoughts and feedback.
  2. In-line comments and suggestions throughout packet.
  3.  Honest and thoughtful feedback in relation to themes, topics, word choice, format, and more.