Submissions are now and forever free. WE DON'T ACCEPT BOOK MANUSCRIPTS.

We accept the following:


P R I N T  A N N U A L

For the print annual, HFR only accepts three to six poems, flash fictions, nonfictions, hybrid works, art pieces, etc, where applicable. We only read short story-length works for prose not considered "flash." Otherwise, there are no print guidelines for fiction, creative nonfiction, comics/original art, or hybrid works. WE DON'T ACCEPT BOOK MANUSCRIPTS. Only one submission at a time: the editors will get to your work as fast as they can. Save poetry and prose submissions as one document (doc, docx, rtf, txt). JPEG and PNG image files preferred. Submit via Submittable. We can only print black-and-white images. Translations welcome. Questions? Contact us at heavyfeatherreview[AT]gmail[DOT]com.

AND if your work does not fit neatly into one of our existing criterion—fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, comics/original art—consider our "Hybrid" category, where form determination is of no importance.


O N L I N E  F E A T U R E S

To us, "feature" is a loose term/form, and the topics and form are open to interpretation. The final product can be a traditional essay, poem, short story, list, definition, collage, or whatever you can think up.

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW: HFR only accepts three to six poems, flash fictions, nonfictions, hybrid works, art pieces, etc, where applicable. We only read short story-length works for prose not considered "flash." Otherwise, there are no guidelines for fiction, creative nonfiction, comics/original art, or hybrid works. WE DON'T ACCEPT BOOK MANUSCRIPTS. Only one submission at a time: the editors will get to your work as fast as they can. Save poetry and prose submissions as one document (doc, docx, rtf, txt). JPEG and PNG image files preferred. Submit via Submittable. Full color images are considered for online features only. Translations welcome. Questions? Contact us at heavyfeatherreview[AT]gmail[DOT]com.


I N T E R V I E W S  &  R E V I E W S

A full list of books currently available to cover can be found here. Please contact us at heavyfeatherreview[AT]gmail[DOT]com to submit all inquiries about author interviews and book reviews. We only publish interviews and reviews online.

Calling all gluttons, picky eaters, fry cooks, servers: get on the grill with the burnt edges for HFR. Welcome to “Flavortown USA,” where food writing takes on a whole new spin.

The couple that camps together gets mauled together. Never ask for directions but plead for outdoor sex? Every pool is safe for swimming. You are a bad survivalist; blaze your trail for HFR.

An ominous wind circles you in the middle of an isolated woods. Your friends wander into an empty factory, under the cover of dusk, never to be seen again. These are “Haunted Passages,” new features of unearthly delights.

HFR is invested in supporting and publishing art by the LGBTQIA+ community, Muslim writers, writers of color, female-identifying writers, aging writers, undocumented immigrant writers, survivors of abuse or assault, disabled writers, neurodivergent writers, non-American writers, plus other marginalized groups. White supremacy and other hate is inexcusable, and we wish to counteract and stand against these prevalent attitudes. HFR has reaffirmed its mission to elevate these marginalized groups by initiating a new blog feature, #NoMorePresidents, an online space for these communities to publish new writing.

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