It has been said by some that American poetry is in part, defined by its sense of place. Hobble Creek Review is a journal of contemporary poetry and creative non-fiction which will attempt in some fashion to highlight the concept of place. By place, we mean both physical geography and a state of mind. Though we want to focus on place, our goal is to publish quality writing regardless of theme, and welcome poetry and creative non-fiction submissions, regardless of location, school, or subject matter.
It is our goal to publish poetry, creative non-fiction (in the form of memoir and travelogues) and essays about poetry and the writing process. It is unlikely we will ever be interested in publishing fiction in any of its incarnations. Please read our submission guidelines for each of these genres of writing before submitting. As we are new, it is a difficult thing to define our aesthetic because we don't have any examples to show you. As such, send us your best work, and give us a chance to see if it is something we are interested in sharing with a larger audience.
Here are a few links to some poems, creative non-fiction works, and essays so you can get a sense of what we like: