We publish only a small number of titles each year, and therefore do not accept unsolicited manuscripts. If you have a book that you think is a good fit for Hobblebush, please send us a query by e-mail or mail, including biographical information and prior publishing history.
We publish poetry only in the Hobblebush Granite State Poetry Series, and this is only for New Hampshire authors or authors with a very strong New Hampshire connection.
Note: If you are not interested in submitting a manuscript for publication by Hobblebush, but you are a publisher, organization or author interested in paid services, using your own imprint, please visit our Hobblebush Design page.
Hobblebush Granite State Poetry Series
Hobblebush welcomes ideas and submissions for the series. Manuscripts should be approximately 60 to 80 pages of poetry. Authors should either live in New Hampshire or have a very strong New Hampshire connection. The reading period is year-round and response time is typically within three months. Simultaneous submissions OK with prompt notice of acceptance elsewhere. Please query first by contacting us.
Series editor, Sidney Hall Jr., notes: "We are not looking for authors who are simply skilled. We are interested in work that is transformative and important. We are looking for authors who have lifted words into a new realm of spirit that did not exist before. We believe those poets are here in New Hampshire."
Hobblebush Granite State Short Story Series
Like the Hobblebush Granite State Poetry Series, the Short Story Series presents work that is new and exciting, literary, transformative, and important. Series editors Sidney Hall Jr. and Kirsty Walker believe that a "good story" is more important than pyrotechnics.
Hobblebush welcomes ideas and submissions for the series. Manuscripts should be approximately 140 to 160 pages long when double spaced on 8.5" x 11", or about 45,000–50,000 words. Authors must be from New Hampshire or have a very strong New Hampshire connection. The reading period is year-round and response time is typically within three months. Simultaneous submissions OK with prompt notice of acceptance elsewhere. We do not accept genre fiction. Please query first by contacting us.
Hobblebush Reflections Series
The Hobblebush Reflections Series provides an avenue for sharing in-depth observations about our most important moments and the minutiae of everyday life.
Like the two Granite State Series, each volume of the Reflections Series will be authored by one individual (who does not need to be from New Hampshire). Submissions should contain 100–150 pages of short essays—or reflections—on a single topic. Topics can vary widely from volume to volume. The essays should be brief and generally nonacademic in nature. Essays need not strictly focus on the main topic, but we would like each book to maintain a common thread throughout. Please query first by contacting us.
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