Hothouse Literary Journal accepts fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions from all UT English majors and Creative Writing certificate students. You may submit your work to 

Please keep all of the following in mind when submitting:

  1. You must be an English major or Creative Writing certificate student to submit.
  2. You may submit up to three pieces in each category.
  3. In the body of your email submission, please include your name, major(s)/certificates, and list of work titles with their corresponding categories (fiction, nonfiction, or poetry).
  4. Do not include your name or any identifying information in the document that your work is on. Otherwise, your submission will be disqualified.

2018–2019 General Submission Guidelines

General formatting:

    • Files should be submitted as .doc or .docx
    • 12pt Times New Roman
    • All except poetry: double-spaced
    • Email subject and file name as [POETRY/FICTION/NONFICTION] Name – Title


  • Please do not include any identifying information (e.g. name or EID) in the body of the work.
  • Please do not submit more than 3 pieces per category.



  • 10 pages maximum per piece
  • Title only in header
  • Include page numbers


  • 12 page maximum (including Works Cited) per piece
  • Title only in header
  • Include page numbers
  • Citations in MLA


  • 3 page maximum per poem
  • Title only in header
  • Creative formatting is acceptable