HFR is invested in supporting and publishing art by the LGBTQIA+ 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, #NotMyPresident, 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. Submit via Submittable. Open year-round.
HFR only accepts three to six poems. There are no guidelines otherwise for fiction, creative nonfiction, comics/original art, or hybrid. Questions? Contact us at heavyfeatherreview[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Submissions to HFR are now and forever FREE. Save submissions as one document (doc, docx, rtf, txt, jpg, or png). Submit via Submittable. Cover letters are encouraged, but not required. HFR reads year-round and debuts one issue a year. Only one submission at a time: the editors will get to your work as fast as they can. Allow 30-90 days for a response, inquire after 120, although we pride ourselves in responding sooner. Simultaneous submissions are allowed. Please notify us immediately if your submitted work has been accepted for publication elsewhere. HFR does not accept work that has been previously published elsewhere. Upon acceptance, HFR takes first serial rights to the work. Upon publication, all rights revert back to the author. Should the accepted work appear elsewhere after its publication in HFR, be sure to list HFR as its original publisher. HFR is unable to pay contributors. Contributors receive a lifetime digital subscription to the journal in addition to publication and promotion online.
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