Once Upon a Dream Deadline: Today’s the day!

Today is the last day to submit to the Once Upon a Dream theme for the spring 2024 Issue. Don’t forget to get your submission in by 11:59 EST.

  • No cover letter is necessary, although you are welcome to send us a few sentences of artist/author bio if you want to.
  • By sending us your work, you grant us permission to publish it both online and in print, but you retain the rights to publish or show it anywhere else that you wish.
  • FICTION/POETRY SUBMISSIONS: Please stay under 2000 words.
  • ART SUBMISSIONS: Files (photos, 2D art, photos of 3D art, digital art) should be clear, professional JPEG, PNG, or TIFF files.

Once Upon a Dream deadline is approaching

We hope everyone is having a magical year so far! With March quickly approaching, please keep the deadline for the Once Upon a Dream theme in mind. Deadline for submissions is March 1st. Use the power of the full moon, or its beauty as it lights the night sky, as inspiration. Let it be your muse and your medium flow from your head to your heart and out to the world. We look forward to connecting with you and appreciate all of the support we continuously receive.


Dreams guide our subconscious to a world entirely of our own creation. They play on the fringes of our being and show us what we need to see. Use your inspiration, sit down, and just let your words flow onto the page. We here at the Hedge Apple look forward to reading your work and that wonderful extension of your subconscious.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Hedge Apple team! Whether this is just another day or you are a romantic, we hope everyone has a wonderful day full of magic. Speaking of magic, our current theme Once Upon a Dream has been receiving so many amazing submissions so far! The deadline for submissions is March 1st. If you are still on the fence about submitting, take that leap and let your own magic flow.