Here Comes Everyone magazine 

The Brutal Issue

Deadline: 30th June 2017

Is it okay to kill for survival? Is all fair in love and war? And is police brutality inevitable when a nation values security over safety...? 

HCE magazine is calling out for international artists and writers to explore topics related to 'BRUTALITY/BRUTALISM' in the form of poetry, short fiction, articles and artwork. We encourage bold and/or striking interpretations upon the theme.

Please read all guidelines (do not submit without reading them) and submit your work via the relevant category links below.


Magazine enquiries to be addressed to

Twitter: @HereComesEvery1

(NB: Silhouette Press (our publisher) is currently open for manuscript submissions! Please do not send full manuscripts to HCE. Scroll down to the bottom box to read the guidelines on how to submit your work to SP...)


  • Word maximum: 2,000

  • We also welcome flash fiction (pieces of 1,000 words or under)

  • Style: we favour submissions that are creative and bold, with a strong or unique style

  • Please include a brief note/synopsis (no more than 100 words) of your story for our editors, as the link between submissions and the theme is sometimes unclear.

Ends on June 30, 2017


Do not submit more than 3 poems. Please send each piece through as a separate submission, as this is majorly helpful to our editorial team. Thanks.

  • Preferably no more than 30 lines

  • We welcome both experimental and traditional forms.

  • Please note that there is a theme (brutality/Brutalism). We encourage submissions that tackle the respective theme in an innovative way


  • Technical specifications: we require hi-res images at 300 dpi. Any works submitted below this quality cannot be published in HCE. Image size needs to be a minimum of 640x640, up to and including a maximum of A4.

  • Some works we will feature as full page pieces, while we may feel others complement a written piece well. In the latter case, we might crop or scale your image during the design stage to fit this purpose.

We accept many visual mediums (for example: if you’re a sculptor or installation artist, we are happy for you to submit some high-quality photos of your work in exhibition…)

NON-FICTION (articles, essays, reviews, interviews etc.)

  • Word maximum: 1,500

  • Please include a note of up to 50 words (in case the link to our theme is unclear).

  • We’re looking for ambitious writing, work that provides a different perspective or style and shows courageous creativity.

  • Keep it concise, with clear aims and direction. Extended general articles and essays will be cut at the editors’ discretion.

All submissions should be written with a firm awareness of IPSO ethics guidelines. Opinion, news and discussion pieces will be expected to be able to show, on request, reliable evidence for claims made.

We are currently open for submissions of literary works to Silhouette Press.


novels / novellas - (80-110k words)
graphic novels
poetry (pamphlets - 20-30 poems /collections - up to 50 poems)
bespoke non-fiction (pamphlets/articles/propaganda)


Send us a synopsis providing an overview of what you've written (200-500 words max); the body of work itself - unless a novel, in which case send first three chapters only - and a brief author bio detailing your creative writing experience so far, include websites, publication history.

Please submit work as a word document (.doc, . docx etc.) 

If you have a query, please email:


We will endeavour to respond to you within three months of submission - it may take longer -where possible, we will provide limited feedback.


If we do reject your work, please do not take it as a personal attack upon our good self. Work may be rejected for a number of reasons and if this is the case, we encourage you to keep trying elsewhere.

This project is supported by the Open Access to Creative Writing project, funded by the Big Lottery.