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hex is an online journal that publishes speculative literary flash fiction and prose poetry. 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 are based at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, MA and were founded in March 2022.

hex publishes very short speculative texts on a weekly-ish basis. We like it weird.
We are especially eager to publish the work of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ writers, writers with disabilities, and low-income writers.
We are not able to pay contributors at this time.


– We consider literary short stories and prose poems fewer than 1000 words that fit within the category of the speculative broadly defined–texts that are weird, uncanny, or surreal, or that intersect with genres like sci-fi, fantasy, or horror.
– Send a maximum of two pieces per submission, with a total word count of fewer than 1000
– The work must not have been previously published.
– WPI students, faculty, and staff are not eligible to submit..

Submission Period
– We will be open for submissions on a rolling basis in the spring. If we receive and accept enough stellar work, we might close for the summer, so please submit early!

How to submit
– Submissions are free, through Submittable.

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