Hidden Peak Review

Basic Information
Parker
Colorado
United States
80134
Contact Information
Kyle
Newman
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Online
Digital
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2022
Distributors: 
Kyle Newman (poetry editor) and Justin Rampy (fiction editor)
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Issues per Year: 
~4 (plus weekly author spotlight)
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
free
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
~5-10

Hidden Peak Press is an independent publisher of poetry and fiction based in Colorado that showcases gut-punch free verse and eye-opening prose from across the U.S. and abroad. A literary press at the confluence of Charles Simic and Ray Bradbury, with pieces “that leave you feeling like you need to re-read them again, right on the spot. A no-frills, cut-to-the-core publisher, Hidden Peak Press is the place for relevant, grounded, engaging and sublime literature.”

  • Send five poems or one short fiction story (~10,000 words max) as a Word attachment to hiddenpeakpress@gmail.com
  • In your submission line, put POETRY SUBMISSION: LAST NAME or FICTION SUBMISSION: LAST NAME. All submissions which do not follow this format will be discarded unread.
  • Send us your best and most engaging work. Bear in mind the only steadfast rule here at Hidden Peak Press: Do not bore us.
  • Include a brief bio (250 words max) with your submission.
  • Do not submit more than once in a six month period unless explicitly requested by the Editors; do not submit rhyming/form poetry, fan fiction, romance or anything that might otherwise be mistaken for Hallmark.

arianahhanke

Hello! My name is Arianah. I'm a 23 year old writer and artist currently based out of Eugene, OR. I write fiction mostly. I also write poems, songs, essays, fragments, notes, grocery lists... You never know. Words have always been the beginning and end of everything for me. I studied English and Creative Writing at Princeton University and graduated in 2020. It has all been one hell of a story so far, and to be honest I doubt I could pen a more provocative, entertaining, and painful piece of work. Still, I think it's worth a shot. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Eugene, OR
United States
Oregon
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Feminist, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips.

meets
Weekly.

Rbnschwartz

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
United States
Genres: 
Flash Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Speculative Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience

dklaguna_writing

I am an unpublished writer looking for her first publication. But first, I'd like to produce something worth publishing, something other eyes have seen and not just my own. I have been writing for a good chunk of my life. I am 60 years old and have finally established a somewhat productive writing practice. I write poetry, prose poetry, short personal essays, and fiction (often speculative.) I am also an amateur photographer and mixed-media artist and enjoy working across genres. I enjoy experimental work. I am looking for a disciplined group of writers who will meet regularly to contribute, read, comment and support each other. 

I have been an active participant in ModPo (Modern & Contemporary American Poetry - a MOOC out of the University of Pennsylvania) for several years.

I would like to meet in person, but online is also fine.

 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Orange, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Experimental, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Speculative Fiction, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
has a maximum group size of 8.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Discussion.

meets
Bi-monthly.

eeee-in

I am a writer trying to find my footing and my rhythm. I write predominantly memoir/essay creative nonfiction exploring toxic masculinity, masculine gender performance, and living with mental illness. I am hoping to write more short story fiction, speculative fiction, and fantasy fiction; all exploring themes of environmental decay, gender roles/expectations, grief, living, and the bravery of desperate hope. Some of my favorite books are the His Dark Materials series, the Lord of the Rings, The Midnight Library, This Way Back, Left Hand of Darkness, Transcendent Kingdom, The Broken Earth trilogy, and others that I cannot remember. I'm looking for a writer group that can offer assurance and tips about the day-to-day writing process, tips about getting agents and getting published, as well as bits of constructive criticism of my written works. I would love to offer whatever help I can to members of the group, as well! Having accountability buddies for writing pieces would also be a great help, too! 

Pronouns: 
They/Them
Location: 
Yorktown, VA
United States
Virginia
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Speculative Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
has a maximum group size of 6.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips.

meets
Weekly.

SharonV

I have studied under various writers-Margret Patton Chapman, Anne de Marcken,  Peter Mountford, Nathan Liederbach, Jennifer Berney, Anca Szilagyi, Meg Wolitzer, Nisi Shawl, and Maria Semple. I graduated with a Bachelors in Creative Writing and English, and a Masters in Teaching. I have been published in the Percival Review, and a short anthology out of Evergreen State College, but not much beyond that. I've been workin on a novel for several years, a collection of essays, short stories, and a short collection of poems. I would love to be a part of a workshop style group, but am also open to one that is more casual. I am looking to connect with other writers and keep motivated!

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Seattle, WA
United States
Washington
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Lyric Essay, Poetry, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction
How I choose to identify myself: 
Israeli American, Jewish, LGBTQ
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

Toni Artuso

I am an emerging/aging transfemale writer based in Salem, MA. Recently, I retired from a 30-year career in educational publishing to refocus on my writing. I am also transitioning, as well as trying to accelerate the emerging and slow down the aging. My poems have appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, The Aurorean, Ibbetson Street Press, Italian Americana, Main Street Rag, Pegasus, Pine Island Journal, Poetry Depth Quarterly, U.S. Catholic, Late Knocking, Z Miscellaneous, and Poetpourri. My fiction has appeared in Penumbric Speculative Fiction Magazine, Mollyhouse, Once Upon a Crocodile, Sledgehammer Lit, All Worlds Wayfarer, quip literary review, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Fiction on the Web, 96th of October, and The Broadkill Review.

 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Salem, MA
United States
Massachusetts
Genres: 
Fiction, Flash Fiction, Formal Poetry, Historical, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Poetry, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction, War
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
has a maximum group size of 4.
meets for
Workshop.

meets
Monthly.

Jeremy Davis

Just starting out. Like most you, I'm guessing, I love to read. That love led me to want to write. I'm currently persuing a Master's in Professional Creative Writing at the University of Denver. I have a few short fiction pieces and a very (very) rough draft of a novel. I'm looking to find a group where we can give mutual support, inspiration, feedback, and accountability.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Bluffton, SC
United States
South Carolina
Genres: 
Fiction, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners.

meets
Monthly.

B. James Wilson

I started writing in my thirties but didn't get serious about it until after I retired from a career in manufacturing. Today I have written five novels in various genres and published one in the genre of Biblical fiction entitled The Oubliette. I'm working on three more, one of which I hope to publish later this year. That one is general fiction, a grail mythology along the lines of Dan Brown's "Da Vinci Code". I self-publish because I'm older than anyone ought to be, I have a lot of stories in mind, and I don't feel that I have time to play the rejection game with mainstream publishing. Beyond my current WIP, a novel called The Practician, I'm working on a sequel entitled The Rift. After that, the second in the Biblical fiction series will be called, Patriarch. I have a rough draft of a murder mystery in the vein of Martin Cruz-Smith to be called Hawk's and Dove's. It too will be the first in a series. I also have a piece of historical fiction I wrote years ago that needs to be edited and revised before being published.

I love literary fiction. My benchmark is John Galsworthy but I don't want to write in that style. I prefer to strive for an upmarket classification of my skills. I realize that sharpening my skills requires honing them with other writers. I have always envied C.S. Lewis for his association with J.R.R. Tolkien and other authors in the Inklings group. I've sought that locally in writers' groups but found difficulties with differing goals, genre, and interests. I need to find writers with similar interests and goals. Genre compatibility is less important but still a desire. Local authors and face-to-face meetings would be preferred, but if that's not possible, online meetings will work or even e-mail.  

Location: 
Melbourne, FL
United States
Florida
Genres: 
Cross-genre, Fiction, Historical, Speculative Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Self-published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets In Person.
has a maximum group size of 4.
meets for
Critique, Inspiration, Discussion.

meets
Monthly.

RASHEED

لا أعلم كيف دخلت إلى عالم الكتابة ، أصبحت مدمنا للكتابة ، رأسي مليء بالأفكار ، ولكنني أحتاج لكيفية كتابة القصص والأفكار باسلوب جيد وسرد مناسب.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
صنعاء - صعدة, SN
Yemen
San'a
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Speculative Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Muslim
Languages I write or speak in: 
Arabic
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 10.
meets for
Writing exercises, Inspiration, Tips.

meets
Weekly.

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