Heavy Feather Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

*The 2021 Zachary Doss Friends in Letters Memorial Fellowship is open for submissions through May 31. Please read about Ryan's late friend Zach and consider creating work for the fellowship.*


Note: If you go submit your ZD portfolio and Submittable says we’re closed before the 30th of June, please send your ZD Portfolio to editors.hfr@gmail.com. WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS FOR FRIENDS IN LETTERS AT THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. WAIT UNTIL NEXT MONTH BEFORE SUBMITTING FOR THE PRINT JOURNAL.


Heavy Feather Review accepts poems, short stories flash fictions, nonfictions, hybrid works, art pieces, etc. There are no print guidelines for fiction, creative nonfiction, comics/original art, or hybrid works. At this time, we do NOT accept book manuscripts. Save poetry and prose submissions as one document (doc, docx, rtf, txt, etc). JPEG and PNG image files are preferred. We can only print black-and-white art images in our books. Translations welcome. Questions? All correspondence is received by Jason Teal, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief.


Cover letters are encouraged, but not required. While work is regularly featured online, HFR debuts one print issue a year. Allow 30 days for a response, inquire after 60, although we pride ourselves in responding much sooner. Simultaneous submissions are allowed; notify us immediately if your submitted work has been accepted for publication elsewhere. HFR accepts original work that has not been published elsewhere. Upon acceptance, HFR takes first serial rights to the work. After publication, all rights revert back to the author. Should the accepted work appear elsewhere after its publication in HFR, kindly list HFR as its original publisher. HFR is unable to pay contributors; however, contributors receive a print copy of the issue in which they are published.


Submissions to HFR are now and forever FREE.


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