HOT STREET is an annual print magazine publishing intellectually and aesthetically provocative works of contemporary art and literature. It doesn’t matter to us if you’re new to the block or if you’ve been around awhile, if you’re traditional or experimental. We’re seeking literary fiction and nonfiction under 8,000 words that moves and transforms, pushes boundaries, and expands awareness. Unsolicited and simultaneous submissions are welcome. No more than ten pages of poetry at a time, please.

Our 2014 reading period is from September 1-30. The Emerging Writers Contest, in all genres, opens October 1 and closes October 31 (there is a $15 reading fee for contest submissions). Winners will receive $100, publication in 3 Hot St., and three contributors copies of the issue in which their work appears.

2013 Emerging Writer’s Contest:

We are pleased to announce the winners of the first annual Hot Street Emerging Writer’s Contest. The winner in fiction is Hillary Stringer for “Coasters.” Honorable Mentions in fiction go to Louise Kantro, Michael Votta, Evan Chavez, and John Poblocki. The winner in poetry is Michael Gray for “Forever 21″ and For the Luggage X-Ray Machine at Fresno Yosemite International Airport.” Honorable Mentions go to Mary Bass Poulin, Caroline N. Simpson, and Christina Garofalo. The winner in nonfiction is Nancy Roach for “Cherry Crisp.” Honorable Mention in nonfiction goes to Genevieve Tyrrell.

Thank you to everyone who participated. We enjoyed reading your work. Congratulations to the all of the winners and honorable mentions!



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