HOAX offers artists and writers a unique framework within which to show creative work that incorporates text. We present work online, in print, and through events and exhibitions. This also forms a wider, ongoing collection or survey of work existing at the intersection of art and creative writing.

New work is presented online once a week, hosted on our front page and added to our archive, and submissions for our online platform are permanently open. Submissions for our biannual print issues open twice a year—summer and winter—and are sporadic for exhibitions and events.

The three key requirements are:

  • Works must incorporate text in some way in their final form.
  • Online submissions must be intended to be shown primarily online; print submissions have to be printed in black ink and on paper.
  • Works must be creative. We don’t currently accept reviews or articles.

HOAX is run on a shoestring, by volunteers. We pay contributors £50 per piece and these fees are paid directly from donations. We know this isn’t much, but it’s the best we can do right now. We hope to increase contributor fees in future as we move to a more sustainable funding model.

If you’re interested in submitting work to HOAX’s online platform, please download and read our submissions guidelines thoroughly before applying. If you are interested in submitting to a print issue, sign up to our e-newsletter to hear when submissions open.

We look forward to receiving your submission!

If you would like to submit work in an alternative format for accessibility reasons, contact us.