A Stellar Flare of Young Adult Writing and Visual Art
Here is the most important thing we can tell you:
THE WORK YOU SEND US DOES NOT NEED TO BE PERFECT AND POLISHED.
IT JUST NEEDS TO BE IMPORTANT TO YOU.
Are you proud of it? Beautiful! Then send it.
Some Details on What We Want
We want work that connects to the heart and the gut. We want honesty and fearlessness. We want risk. We do not censor. All content is welcome. Hit us with everything you’ve got.
WRITING: Any and all types of writing are welcome. Short stories, prose poetry, traditional poetry, blackout poetry, creative accounts of your life and experiences, essays about yourself, essays about what you love, plays, scripts, letters, lists, rants, lyrics, journal writing, dream writing, ALL writing. Try to keep your submission under ten pages, and if you have several poems or stories, submit them all at once, not separately.
ART: Any and all types of visual art are welcome. Photography, digital art, sketches, paintings, charcoal and chalk drawings, pen and ink, portraits, sculpture, pottery, textiles, fashion, tattoo flash, calligraphy, graffiti art, sketchbooks, mixed media with text and visual, collages, video with music, video of performance, video of process, ALL art. Please submit all at once, not separately.
The Rundown on How We Want It
All work must be submitted via Submittable. If you do not already have an account, you will be prompted to create one.
In the cover letter box on Submittable:
Celebrate! You sent work out into the world. You are brave and amazing.
If you have any questions at all, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Technical Stuff
Some work accepted for publication might undergo an editing process between the artist and the editor. If you are under 18 and your work is accepted for publication, you and your parent or guardian will need to sign a release for each work published.
We do not publish works that have been published anywhere else, except perhaps in a high school literary magazine that is not nationally distributed. We acquire exclusive first-time Internet rights for all works we publish. Works are also archived online. All other rights, including the right to publish in print form, revert to contributors.
We ask for three months of exclusivity before the work is published elsewhere. Should the work get picked up by another publication after Hypernova Lit, even if it is re-edited, we ask for the standard industry credit–something along the lines of “This work originally appeared in Hypernova Lit,” with either a hyperlink to your work or to the Hypernova homepage (www.hypernovalit.com).
As much as we would love to pay our contributors, it’s just not in the budget.