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Hobart (online) was created in 2001 and continued to update with monthly issues, until this very website was built and launched in September 2012 and we moved to daily content. Every April is devoted to an annual baseball issue, and occasional other features, columns, and themes pop up here and there.

In 2003, the journal grew into a biannual print journal, and continued with a kinda irregular schedule that usually averaged out to be about three issues every two years. We've mostly held to every other issue being a theme issue. As of Hobart #15, these are on indefinite hiatus.

In 2006 it grew again into books (Short Flight/Long Drive Books), with Elizabeth Ellen as Editor. We are not usually open to submissions, because we have the time, money, and resources to focus on so few titles (usually one a year), but we have been known to open submissions on rare occasion.

Our books are carried and sold exclusively by Powell's Books in Portland, Third Place Books in Seattle, Skylight Books in LA, and Strand Bookstore in NYC, and can be purchased directly through our website.


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Aaron Burch
Founding Editor, HOBART 

Aaron Burch is the author of Stephen King's The Body (Ig Publishing) and Backswing (Queen's Ferry Press). Also: a novella, a chabook, and he's on Twitter and Tumblr.


Elizabeth Ellen
Editor, Short Flight/Long Drive Books  

Elizabeth Ellen’s stories have appeared in numerous online and print journals over the last ten years, including elimae, Quick Fiction, Hobart, Lamination Colony, HTMLGIANT, Muumuu House, and many others. She is the author of the chapbook Before You She Was a Pit Bull (Future Tense) and her collection of flash fictions, Sixteen Miles Outside of Phoenix, was included in A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness: four chapbooks of short short fiction by four women (Rose Metal Press). Fast Machine is a collection of her best work from the last decade. Recently she was awarded a Pushcart Prize for her story, “Teen Culture,” which appeared in American Short Fiction in 2012.




Mallory Brand
Editor, Web Fiction

Mallory Brand lives in New York. You can find her on Twitter and Tumblr


Elle Nash
Editor, Web Fiction

Elle Nash is the author of the forthcoming novel Animals Eat Each Other (Dzanc Books, 2017), and the poetry chapbook i can remember the meaning of every tarot card but i can’t remember what i texted you last night (Nostrovia Press, 2016). She is a founding editor at Witch Craft Magazine and lives in the Ozarks with her husband.


Paul Asta
Editor, Web Poetry

Paul Asta was born in South Korea and raised in the Chicago Suburbs. You can find him tweeting @impossipaul.


Jessie Knoles
Editor, Web Poetry

Jessie Knoles grew up in the cornfields of Illinois. Now she writes poems and sells houseplants in Seattle. She tweets @jrkjrkjrkjrkjrk.


Jac Jemc
Editor, Web Nonfiction

Jac Jemc's first novel, My Only Wife (Dzanc Books) was named a finalist for the 2013 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and winner of the Paula Anderson Book Award. She is also the author of a collection of stories, A Different Bed Every Time (Dzanc Books), due out in October 2014 and a chapbook of stories, These Strangers She'd Invited In (Greying Ghost Press).  She is also the poetry editor at decomP


Tara Wray
Photography Editor

Tara Wray is a photographer and filmmaker based in rural Vermont. She is the author of Come Again When You Can't Stay So Longa photobook follow up to her 2006 documentary film Manhattan, Kansas. Born and raised in Kansas, she studied documentary filmmaking at NYU.

She curates interviews with photographers at Huffington Post and BUST Magazine.

Follow her on Instagram.


Jordan Serviss
Editorial Assistant, Web

Jordan Serviss lives in San Francisco.  Twitter: @jordanserviss



Jensen Beach  
Editor Emeritus 

Jensen Beach is the author of two collections of short stories, For out of the Heart Proceed and the forthcoming Swallowed by the Cold. His writing has been published in A Public Space, Cincinatti Review, Ninth Letter, Witness and many others. In the fall, he'll be an assistant professor in the BFA program at Johnson State College in Vermont.


Caleb Curtiss
Editor Emeritus

Caleb Curtiss is the author of A Taxonomy of the Space Between Us, which won the Black River Chapbook Competition and will be published by Black Lawrence Press in 2015. His poetry has appeared in New England Review, DIAGRAMHayden's Ferry ReviewPANK, Passages North, The Literary ReviewTriQuarterly, and elsewhere. He lives in Champaign, IL where he co-organizes and curates the Pygmalion Literary Festival, and teaches high school English.


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Recent Books


Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

a set of linked stories with some of the same characters from Person/a and a lot of new ones and the world is the same but different from the world in Person/a and the stories take place in a year absent from Person/a. if that makes sense. contains the Pushcart Prize winning story "Teen Culture" from American Short Fiction, if that's something that moves you to buy books. <3


Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

FOUR NEW ESSAYS BY CHLOE CALDWELL! Plus the original essays that made you fall in love with Chloe!



Elizabeth Ellen

"Ellen’s gigantic, circular novel leaves everything on the page. It’s one of the most thoughtful and creative books I’ve read in a long time."
—Chicago Review of Books, "The Best Books of 2017 (So Far)"

"PERSON/A is a fresh take on familiar feelings of loss and obsession. The novel feels like half autobiography, half fiction, and both halves will leave readers stunned."
—The Los Angeles Review