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Some say the world will end in fire,

Some say in ice.

From what I’ve tasted of desire

I hold with those who favor fire.

But if it had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate

To say that for destruction ice

Is also great

And would suffice.

- "Fire and Ice", Robert Frost

For Horse Egg Literary’s sixth issue, we want to read your sugar // spice, your fire // ice. What flame keeps your mind warm? What idea turns your heart to icicles? Whether you are keeping cozy by the burning wood, or shivering on an open road, we want to feel the heat // freeze. Send us your fiery feelings and frozen fantasies.

Deadline for submissions is December 5th, 2021 at 11:59pm PST.





At Horse Egg Literary, we are always on the lookout for:

- unique perspectives

- accurate, sensory, specific detail

- the unexpected & experimental

- your imagination on a page


We are currently accepting unsolicited poetry submissions. We especially want to hear from BIPOC authors, the LGBTQIA2S+ community, neurodivergent individuals, people with disabilities, and other marginalized voices.

Horse Egg Literary is a space dedicated to the safety and protection of our contributors & readership. We will absolutely NOT accept: 

- abusive language, prejudice, harassment or hate speech

- plagiarism of any kind

- discrimination in the form of any and all of the following: racism, xenophobia, classism, misogyny, sexism, queerphobia, ableism, fatphobia, and religious intolerance. 


We retain the right to remove any works by authors who reveal to hold such views or who threaten the safety of our online community.




Send 1-5 of your best poems (under 500 words per poem) to in a single .pdf or .doc file. Poems should adhere to the current theme more or less; use your discretion.


We are currently accepting 1-5 visual art pieces per contributor. Send your egg-themed illustrations and/or photography to in one email (separate file attachments are fine). Files must be sent in a .pdf, .png, or .jpg file, along with a brief artist statement about the piece. 

If you are submitting to both categories, please send your submission in a single email.

Please let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. If you do not hear back from us within 4 weeks of submitting your work, feel free to send us an inquiry at Submissions that do not follow our guidelines will not be considered.


Unfortunately, we cannot pay our contributors at this time, but we hope to do so in the future! Until then, we thank you for your work, and we hope our gratitude is enough.