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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Founding Editor, HOBART
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.
Editor, Web Fiction
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.
Editor, Web Poetry
Paul Asta was born in South Korea and raised in the Chicago Suburbs. You can find him tweeting @impossipaul.
Editor, Web Poetry
Jessie Knoles grew up in the cornfields of Illinois. Now she writes poems and sells houseplants in Seattle. She tweets @jrkjrkjrkjrkjrk.
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 is a photographer and filmmaker based in rural Vermont. She is the author of Come Again When You Can't Stay So Long, a photobook follow up to her 2006 documentary film Manhattan, Kansas. Born and raised in Kansas, she studied documentary filmmaking at NYU.
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Editorial Assistant, Web
Jordan Serviss lives in San Francisco. Twitter: @jordanserviss
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 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, DIAGRAM, Hayden's Ferr