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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


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.


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 more at paulasta.com.


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.


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).



Chloe Caldwell
Editor, Web Nonfiction

Chloe Caldwell is the author of the novella Women, and the essay collections I'll Tell You in Person and Legs Get Led Astray. Her work has appeared in Vice, New York Magazine, Salon, The Rumpus, Hobart, and various anthologies. She teaches creative nonfiction at Catapult in NYC and lives in Hudson. www.chloecaldwell.com


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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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



Elizabeth Ellen

A novel about the complexities of being a woman, an artist, a mother, and a wife; a novel about persona and obsession and loyalty and repression; an exorcism.

Available Now!



After Women

Chloe Caldwell

A fictional follow-up to the novella Women (SF/LD, 2014) exploring the ethos of the literary world, queerness, and infatuation. 


Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

A linked story collection detailing the relationship between the 40-year-old narrator, her eighth-grade daughter, Eli, and her daughter’s best friend, Saul. Includes the Pushcart Prize winning story "Teen Culture."