Heavy Feather Review publishes fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, comics, and hybrid work. Based out of Kansas, with editors all over the states, we nominate for national anthologies and writing awards. Fiction from HFR has appeared in The &NOW Awards: The Best Innovative Writing 3, edited by Megan Milks. Our homepage sees updates on a rolling basis. We have published 14 print-ready books for national distribution with Createspace and other printers, and website content reaches 7500 followers (estimated). Do you read poetry? Do you want to choose published poems for future issues of the magazine? We want to talk to you.

This can be a remote position. HFR’s editors live in different states so we have protocols in place for long-distance communication. 

Primary responsibilities:

  • Daily activity—voting, leaving notes—on queued submissions in Submittable. You pick the genre(s).
  • Coordinate some social media accounts and campaigns—Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads. This responsibility can extend to other platforms as you see fit including, but not limited to, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, etc.
  • Proofread/copyedit files during issue production. We are an annual print publication but publish often to our blog site.

Secondary responsibilities:

  • Obtain review copies, new writers for blog content.
  • Coordinate new blog series.

***Knowledge of web design, programming, and graphic design is not required, but a plus.*** 

Apply here.

Please include a cover letter with contact information, a CV/resume, and a creative/critical writing sample of at least 10 pages in one document. At this time, HFR is unable to pay for this position, but can compensate in hard copies of issues, Letters of Recommendation, etc.  The title you assume—Social Media Editor, [insert genre] Editor, etc—is, of course, negotiable. We look forward to working with you!

In HFR Presents: The Future, writers can respond through fiction, poetry, nonfiction, comics, and other means posing utopic, apocalyptic, dystopic, or superhero solutions to contemporary society. Submissions should depict futuristic alternative worlds in politics, environment, gender, religion, sexuality, or ethnography. "The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next," Ursula K. Le Guin writes in the feminist sci-fi novel The Left Hand of Darkness. Generation after generation, our ability to tell new stories charts our future. Please submit your rendition. Deadline: June 1, 2018.
In HFR Presents: The Future, writers can respond through fiction, poetry, nonfiction, comics, and other means posing utopic, apocalyptic, dystopic, or superhero solutions to contemporary society. Submissions should depict futuristic alternative worlds in politics, environment, gender, religion, sexuality, or ethnography. "The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next," Ursula K. Le Guin writes in the feminist sci-fi novel The Left Hand of Darkness. Generation after generation, our ability to tell new stories charts our future. Please submit your rendition. Deadline: June 1, 2018.
In HFR Presents: The Future, writers can respond through fiction, poetry, nonfiction, comics, and other means posing utopic, apocalyptic, dystopic, or superhero solutions to contemporary society. Submissions should depict futuristic alternative worlds in politics, environment, gender, religion, sexuality, or ethnography. "The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next," Ursula K. Le Guin writes in the feminist sci-fi novel The Left Hand of Darkness. Generation after generation, our ability to tell new stories charts our future. Please submit your rendition. Deadline: June 1, 2018.
In HFR Presents: The Future, writers can respond through fiction, poetry, nonfiction, comics, and other means posing utopic, apocalyptic, dystopic, or superhero solutions to contemporary society. Submissions should depict futuristic alternative worlds in politics, environment, gender, religion, sexuality, or ethnography. "The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next," Ursula K. Le Guin writes in the feminist sci-fi novel The Left Hand of Darkness. Generation after generation, our ability to tell new stories charts our future. Please submit your rendition. Deadline: June 1, 2018.

In HFR Presents: The Future, writers can respond through fiction, poetry, nonfiction, comics, and other means posing utopic, apocalyptic, dystopic, or superhero solutions to contemporary society. Submissions should depict futuristic alternative worlds in politics, environment, gender, religion, sexuality, or ethnography. "The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next," Ursula K. Le Guin writes in the feminist sci-fi novel The Left Hand of Darkness. Generation after generation, our ability to tell new stories charts our future. Please submit your rendition. Deadline: June 1, 2018.

HFR is invested in supporting and publishing art by the LGBTQA+ community, Muslim writers, writers of color, female-identifying writers, undocumented immigrant writers, survivors of abuse or assault, disabled 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. Whether you’re an emerging or established writer, we want to witness your work. We will not succumb to vile rhetoric or back down from publishing important literature. Writers from these marginalized groups are encouraged to submit. This call is not only for election literature but also a place dedicated to promote new fiction, poetry, nonfiction, journalism, comics, hybrids, and more. Open year-round.

We are looking for essays written on writing craft, politics, and international writers to feature online. To us, "essay" 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. Please visit the essay section of our website to see what we’ve published in the past, and keep submissions concise—approximately 1000-2000 words.