Issue No. 2 March 2023 Theme: "Herstory"

The theme for our 2nd annual magazine is: "Herstory." We are looking for words and photographs that creatively interpret this theme. Find a new or interesting take. Shake up old ones. Revisit or question how we think about Women's History. Get a little nostalgic. Find a rabbit hole. Have fun. We welcome and encourage submissions relating to military service and life, but we also are excited to read your submissions that are unrelated.

Submissions for HALLAREN LIT MAG:

  • Open to Military Women: Active Duty, Veteran, Guard, Reserve, Cadets, Government Civilians & Contractors, Foreign Military Service Members & Veterans, & Military Spouses

  • For Fiction and Non-Fiction Submissions: 5,000 word max; Flash Fiction (about 750 words) is great, too!

  • For Poetry: one-two pages max per poem is ideal; no more than four poems, please.

  • For Photography: up to 5 photos per submission (please include titles of each photo in your submission email)

  • Writing/photography about the military experience is great; so is writing/photography about non-military experiences. We like genre fiction, too. We want to showcase a range of whatever moves our military women to create!

  • LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC voices are encouraged!

  • After your piece is accepted, Hallaren Literary Magazine receives first North American Publishing Rights and Archival Rights. Following publication, all rights revert back to you, the author.

If you have a submission that doesn't quite fit the theme, please submit anyway! Hallaren Online is open to any and all submissions (same guidelines as above!).

We have a small staff. It may take up to two months before you hear from us about your submission! Please email if it has been 2 months and you still haven't heard from us.


  • $3 for every accepted submission package


  • 12 point font, Times New Roman (if your poetry begs for accommodation in this area, that's fine. Just make it readable please.)

  • Single-spaced

  • On the top left corner of your submission, please put the title of your piece and your name & email address.


Feel free to send your questions to

We don't bite. :)