Please see the specific guidelines for the category of art you are submitting to Hidden River Arts. You can refer to our website for additional information ( or email us if you have any questions at with subject line indicating in which category you are interested. Thanks so much for your interest in Hidden River Arts! We sincerely look forward to seeing your work.
-Double-spaced, 10 to 12 point font.
-The author's name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript.
-Please have a cover page complete with name, address, telephone, email, and manuscript title.
-Please include a brief bio and resume.
-Novel excerpts should include a brief synopsis.
-No limit to the number of stories or excerpts you can submit, but each must be submitted separately.

See for full guidelines and submission instructions.
-Double-spaced, 10 to 12 point font.
-Please include a brief bio and resume.
Poetry for Hidden River Review - any style. Please submit no more than five poems at a time, along with a brief bio and resume, and contact information.
If you are submitting are for the Hidden River Review, please submit jpegs of your work, up to 10 images, along with your resume, bio and contact information, and a link to your website.

If you are near Philadelphia and would like to submit your work for our gallery, please include a resume, bio, link to your website and jpegs of the work you would like best to submit, up to 10 images.


A unpublished book-length work of fiction - novel, short stories, novel-in-stories, no length in limit, by a woman writer, age 40 or older. Include a Synopsis of the entire book, an outline, and the complete manuscript. Also include a bio and resume, and a contact sheet including name, address, email, telephone, birthdate.  All must be included in ONE document.  Submittable does not permit multiple uploads.  Please note:  manuscripts that have been self-published are considered published, and are not eligible.  

See  "Eludia Award" for full guidelines and information.

Open to any previous unpublished, unproduced full-length play. Submission must include a complete synopsis and character breakdown, without which the play will not be considered. Musicals will also be considered, and must also include the book, the music in audio format below, with a separate document of all music and lyrics. Please also include a bio, resume and contact information: name, address, telephone number, email and birthdate. (To be sure we are meeting our mission of reaching to all age groups.)
For full guidelines and submission information please see our website at
If you are a musician and would like to submit to our online review, please forward a cover letter, bio, resume and link to your website. If the website has links to your music, then there is no need to forward separate audio files. If not, please forward in the format(s) listed below.

If you are a musician living in or near Philadelphia and would like to take part in one of our live events, please forward your website, links to your music, or attach audio files, and introduce yourself.

In all cases, be sure that you give us all your contact information: name, email address, telephone number, address, so that we can get back in touch with you!
Hidden River Publishing has several imprints: Hidden River Press, Sowilo Press, Defarge, and Many Frog. Please see complete information about our imprints at our website at to familiarize yourself with our categories. If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, please query us first at with a subject line specifying which press you are interested in submitting to, a synopsis of your manuscript and your contact information. Please do not send anything more until we contact you and request additional materials.

Do NOT send a manuscript to this submission service.