Hinterland is a new quarterly, print and digital magazine, based in the University of East Anglia, dedicated to creative non-fiction.
Hinterland offers an answer to the question ‘what is creative non-fiction?’ by showcasing the best new writing across the fields of memoir, essay, travel and food writing, reportage, psychoscape, biography, flash non-fiction and more. Our pages bring together work by established, award-winning authors alongside new writers, many of whom we are thrilled to publish for the first time and whose work, we promise, will merit your full attention. Often, the pieces you’ll find in Hinterland will straddle the boundaries between strands and be difficult to classify: we see this as a strength. Hinterland intends to challenge, move, entertain and, above all, be a fantastic read.
How to submit to Hinterland
At Hinterland we are committed to publishing the best in creative non-fiction from around the globe. We are always thrilled to feature work from established, well-known authors but have a particular interest in discovering new voices and in pieces that sit outside the usual categories: we ask only that it be a work of non-fiction.
We operate an open, year-round submissions policy via Submittable and aim to read all work submitted within three months. We pay for all the work that we publish and receive frequent interest from agents and publishers regarding our contributors.
Please send us your best work and we will endeavour to find a place for it.
We only accept submissions made via Submittable. Submissions made by any other means will be returned, unopened.
What are we looking for?
We warmly embrace writing on any topic, or from any genre, we ask only that it falls somewhere in the realm of non-fiction writing.
All work should be new, previously unpublished material. If your work is subsequently accepted elsewhere, please kindly let us know.
We accept anything from 500-5000 words. We also accept extracts from longer works, or works in progress.
Your work will be considered for all upcoming issues; it might help you to know that we operate a 3-4 month editorial lead time.
We charge a small readers’ fee of £3 for all submissions. Subscribers can submit their work to us for free.
We regret that, due to the number of submissions received, we cannot provide feedback.
See here for more information.