Thank you for your interest in Hotel Amerika.

Launched in 2002, Hotel Amerika is already firmly established as an exciting venue for both well-known and emerging writers. We publish exceptional writing in all its forms, so it’s not uncommon to find traditional work alongside the experimental. We strive to house in our pages the most unique and provocative poetry, fiction and nonfiction available. Work with a quirky, unconventional edge—either in form or content—is often favored by our editors. Hotel Amerika is an eclectic journal that attracts an equally eclectic audience.


We welcome submissions in all genres of creative writing, generously defined. We do not publish book reviews as such, although we will consider review-like essays that transcend the specific objects of consideration.

We do not accept multiple simultaneous submissions to other publications and will automatically decline work submitted elsewhere, as we will respond to you in relatively good time.

Submissions will be considered between September 1 and April 1. Materials received after April 1 and before September 1 will not be considered.

We do not accept submission via mail.  


Hotel Amerika, Volume 20

Emerging Writers

As we head into our twentieth year, Hotel Amerika invites emerging writers to submit work in all genres: poetry, prose poetry, fiction, nonfiction and transgenre. Hotel Amerika has published emerging writers alongside established writers throughout its history. Volume 20 will take a look back at work we have published over the last twenty years alongside this special collection of emerging writers. Send us your work with a quirky and unconventional edge--in both form and content. 

We invite writers under 35 with no previous book publications, who have not previously been published in Hotel Amerika to submit through Submittable. All submissions must be made through Submittable. 

Submission period:  October 1st, 2020 through March 1st, 2021 

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