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Hippocampus Magazine

Literary Magazine


Flash Nonfiction

Hippocampus Magazine latest issue

An exclusively online publication set out to entertain, educate and engage writers and readers of creative nonfiction. Each issue features memoir excerpts, personal essays, reviews, interviews and craft articles.


  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    3 months*
    Editor reported data
    106 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:
    3.5% *
    Editor reported data
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Work acquired through solicitation: 0%


Find more details in the Genres section


Find more details in the Genres section

  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Nonfiction - 4000 words max

Max words: 4000

Max pieces: 1

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 40

Personal Essays & Memoir Excerpts

Nonfiction - 800 words max

Max words: 800

Max pieces: 1

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 40

Flash Creative Nonfiction

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    We have a concealed reading model so your cover letter will not be shown during the reading process; the work stands alone at Hippocampus. [We only ask for current bios when work is accepted. ]

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Your submission should be double-spaced and in a 12-point readable font. Please save all identifying info like your name or contact information for the Submittable form – do NOT put it in the document. We read concealed.

  • Author's rights

    One-time publication and anthology rights; author retains rights to their work.

  • Additional info

    True tales from your life. Honesty that possesses both the situation AND the story. Intensely personal experiences that reflect universal truths about what it means to be human. Promote writers even after publication - hype hype hype They also publish books. [But the press division is on hiatus from queries through Aug. 2024] Occasionally, we may open a call for special theme issues and other magazine-related projects. We offer a $40 honorarium to authors who publish essays/flash with us.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

106 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

0 days

Fastest response time

241 days

Slowest response time

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Submission calls

    Fee-free period

    Dec 1, 2024 - Dec 15, 2024

    All genres



Our 3-Fold Mission Entertain – provide fresh, enjoyable creative nonfiction from emerging and established writers Educate – help writers improve their craft, and recommend further reading related to the genre Engage – encourage conversation between reader and writer on site and beyond Extensions of...

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    Editor Donna Talarico avatar

    Donna Talarico


    Editor Rae Pagliarulo avatar

    Rae Pagliarulo

    Flash Editor

    Editor Steph Auteri avatar

    Steph Auteri

    Essays Editor

    Editor Wendy Fontaine avatar

    Wendy Fontaine

    Assistant Flash Editor

    Editor Jenn Hall avatar

    Jenn Hall

    Assistant Flash Editor