How old do I have to be to submit my work?

We accept work from poets, photographers and illustrators aged 18 and under (at the time of your submission).

Do you accept work that has previously been published?

We will not accept work that has been previously published elsewhere in print form or online.

Can I write in a different language?

We encourage poets to write in other languages, as long as you can provide your own translation of the poem into English. We will publish both the original and the translation.

Can I submit artwork to be displayed alongside my poetry?

We welcome poetry that has accompanying photography and illustration.

Who has copyright over my work?

Once you create a poem, or take a photograph, you automatically have copyright over your work, and you will maintain this. What this means is that even though we are publishing your work, you still own it. By submitting your work to us, you are only giving us a non-exclusive right to reproduce and archive it.

Do you accept simultaneous submissions?

We accept simultaneous submissions, just inform us if and when a piece of work is accepted elsewhere prior to our publication of it.

Can I publish my work again elsewhere?

Because you own your work, you are welcome to publish any poem or photograph elsewhere after its publication with HEBE, we just ask that you, as far as is possible, acknowledge for each new publication that it was first published by HEBE.

What happens if my work is accepted for publication with HEBE?

If your poem or photograph is accepted for publication, we will be in touch to let you know, and organise the delivery of your free print issue.