Blog on hiatus!

Hello friends,

As the semester draws to a close and summer approaches, our blog will officially enter a hiatus state until fall 2018. Although this means we will no longer offer content on a consistent weekly schedule, the blog will still be open to rolling submissions by our 2017-2018 staff through the duration of the summer. Keep an eye out!

Additionally, be sure to check out our latest print publication (Hothouse‘s decennial issue!), available in digital format here. We also have free copies available to UT students in Brad Humphries’ office, PAR 114.

Thank you for all your support this past year! We hope you’ve enjoying reading our posts as much as we’ve enjoyed writing them. Remember that you can easily access our archived posts by looking through specific category tags on the right-hand side of our blog. Or, if you’re looking for pieces by one particular author, you can type[firstname]-[lastname] in the search bar. Happy reading!


Hothouse’s Cover Contest NOW OPEN (to all majors)!

Calling all artists, photographers, and graphic designers: Hothouse Literary Journal needs a cover design for our journal coming out this May! This is your chance to have you artwork featured on a specialized medium and viewed by hundreds of readers. Please email your design(s) to by March 11!


  •  Preferably has Hothouse Literary Journal (or just Hothouse) somewhere on the design.
  • Can be anything–a photograph, a drawing, a collage, etc. We only ask that it’s your original work!
  • You can include a back cover design if you’d like, but it’s not required.
  • Send files in PDF, JPG, or PNG format.
  • Files should be 300 dpi.
  • The dimensions of our journal are 6″ x 9″.
  • Each individual may submit up to three designs.

For examples of past covers, please click here. You may also visit the office of Brad Humphries in Parlin 114 to look at the physical copies of previous journals.

Please direct any further questions to

December’s Online Submission Theme is…

Humans Rights!

December is National Human Rights Month, and we want to hear your creative thoughts on it! We are very excited to see what you come up with. Deadline for December submissions will be December 27th. Click here for more information.

Email your submissions or any questions to our Editor-in-Chief at

Please remember that only UT Austin English, Rhetoric and Writing, Comparative Lit majors, or Creative Writing certificate students may submit to the online journal.