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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 & Web Fiction 

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.


Jensen Beach  
Editor, Web Fiction

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.


Ben Gross
Editor, Web Fiction

Ben Gross's work has appeared online in places such as Hobart and Everyday Genius. He is studying creative writing and literature at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.


Paul Asta
Editor, Web Poetry

Paul Asta was born in South Korea and raised in the Chicago Suburbs. You can find more at paulasta.com and follow him on twitter @impossipaul.


Caleb Curtiss
Editor, Web Poetry

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.


Madison Langston
Editor, Web Poetry

Madison Langston lives in Alabama. Her first full length collection of poetry Remember to Never Get Better is forthcoming from Civil Coping Mechanisms (2016).


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


Matthew Simmons
Interviews Editor

Matthew Simmons is the author of Happy Rock and lives in Seattle.



Patrick Siebel
Editorial Assistant, Web

Pat Siebel lives in Myrtle Beach, SC.  Twitter: @patksiebel


Tara Wray
Photography Editor

Tara Wray is a photographer and documentary filmmaker. She has directed two feature length documentaries: Manhattan, Kansas (2006) and Cartoon College (2012). Her films have screened at SXSW, Lincoln Center, on the Documentary Channel, PBS, and on Oktostop Austrian Television, among others.

She has exhibited her photography in New England, West Virginia, and recently participated in the Little Brown Mushroom Camp for Socially Awkward Storytellers in St. Paul, Minnesota hosted by Alec Soth.

Wray's first photo book entitled Come Again When You Can't Stay So Long is a follow-up to Manhattan, Kansas and will be released later this year.




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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 the publication of print issues is paired with a month of "bonus materials."

In 2003, the journal grew into a biannual print journal, and continues with a kinda irregular schedules that usually seems to average out to be about three issues every two years. We've also mostly held to every other issue being a theme issue, though this schedule and structure could break at any moment.

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 distributed by Small Press Distribution and can be purchased directly through our website or through major online retailers such as Amazon and Powell's Books.

Recent Books


Flashes of Life

Micah Ling

Featuring poems that engage songs by artists ranging from The White Stripes to Bruce Sprinsteen, David Bowie to Otis Redding; lists of albums; daily timestamps as poems; remixes and everything in between; Flashes of Light evokes not just the way we listen to music, but all the ways we interact with the music in our life.



Over For Rockwell

Uzodinma Okehi

They say it takes an average person about 10 years to master a given thing. This was my thinking in 1995 when I dropped out of college in Iowa City to draw comics.



Baseball Handbook


We’ve had the idea and wanted to do some kind of “best of our online baseball issues” for years, and here is one iteration of that book. We’ve been doing it for so long (this year is our 13th!), we have too many favorites, so we made some arbitrary rules...