art, poetry, flash fiction,

flash essay, photography

An equinox is equidistant,
poised on the edge
of one thing or another,
balanced on the cusp
of change or transformation.

 biannual, digital, multimedia journal

hotpoet has launched Equinox, a biannual digital multimedia journal that will chronicle and showcase poets, writers, and artists. While solstices are the extremes of the year, an equinox is equidistant, poised on the edge of one thing or another, the cusp of change or transformation. With this archetypal significance in mind, Equinox strives to explore the contemplative and motivational power of writers and artists; to celebrate how word and image
can create a world and then change it.  


We invite you to send us your poems, flash fiction, flash essay, photography, and art. We look for contemplative, argumentative, globally aware, despair-resistant, and apathy-abolishing works. 


Submission Periods and Publication Dates:


Fall Submission: June 21st through August 10th. We will publish Equinox as a curated collection on September 21st.

We are accepting submissions via Submittable. 

Spring Submission: December 21st through February 1st. We will publish the spring edition of Equinox on March 21st.  


Submission Guidelines:
You may submit up to 3 pieces for a reading fee of $5, which will be used toward ongoing programs and publications at hotpoet, and which will fund a $100 “best in show” prize for every category of work (poetry, prose, and image) in every edition of Equinox.


Falls Submission Theme: “Change in the Weather.”

This change can be interpreted as personal, political, sociological,
or ecological. We want to explore these changes with you and look forward to reading your stories, poems, and essays as well as viewing your art and photography.