Volume 1, Issue 3: “Fragile”

Peace. Flower petals. Spirits. Old bones. The economy. Dried leaves. The human heart.

A fragile object is easily damaged or broken; easily destroyed, ended, or made to fail; weak or in poor health, physically or mentally.

Delicate. Breakable. Brittle. Frail. Vulnerable.

Submission Guidelines

Please provide:

  • Your short, non-fiction story of 500-750 words. We are flexible on length, and also on primary medium (poetry, photo essay, video) but prioritize the written word.
  • A headshot of yourself, ideally centered, directly facing the camera, with room to crop vertically or horizontally as needed.
  • A two- to three-sentence author biography.
  • An optional photo or illustration that best represents the theme, topic, or tone of your submission. If you do not provide one, we may select one simply to enhance the online presentation of your submission.

DEADLINE: Please send the above via email to editor@hawaiistories.com by June 30, 2021.

All rights to submitted works remain with the author. Hawaii Stories endeavors to be an inclusive venue for Hawaii voices, but publication is not guaranteed.

About the Editor

To be announced. Could it be you? Volunteer today!

Senior Editor

Hawaii Stories co-founders Mitchell K. Dwyer was editor of the inaugural issue and will provide guidance and support for this and future issues.


Hawaii Stories co-founder Ryan Ozawa periodically pushes buttons.

On Issue Four

Interested in curating and editing our next issue, and playing a key role in developing and deciding the theme? We want to hear from you!

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