Hayden's Ferry Review is the international literary journal out of Arizona State University.

General Notes on Submission (or withdrawal)

  • Please send one submission per genre at a time, and wait for a response before you submit additional work.
  • Withdraw your submission using Submittable. if you are only withdrawing a section of your work (for example: 2/5 poems), add a note to your submission. 
  • Please limit your prose submissions to under 20 pages, and your poetry submissions to 6 or less poems. 
  • All prose should be double-spaced.
  • Contributors receive one copy of the issue in which they appear. Additional copies may be purchased for $6 each up to 5 copies.
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome. If your work is accepted elsewhere, please notify the editors immediately. 
  • We do not accept previously published material. 
  • We do not consider book-length works. 
  • Submitters are strongly encouraged to read the journal before submitting: to subscribe, visit http://hfr.clas.asu.edu/store.
  • We are always open to submissions of visual art.

PLEASE NOTE: We no longer accept submissions by mail. We will only review work that has been received through Submittable.

A Note on the Reading Fee

We know the $3.00 reading fee might be a pain, but we hope that you will rest assured knowing the money we receive goes toward supporting HFR's continued success as a supportive environment for our contributors. We all want to thank you for your trust in sending us your work. 

We are waiving our reading fee for Black writers.

Art submissions are always free, but during months when we are open for any other genre submissions, we will have an additional Submittable form where Black writers and artists can submit for free.

A note on accessibility: It has come to our attention that Submittable may not be accessible to visually impaired writers. HFR is committed to accessibility and wants to receive submissions from all writers equally. If you are a visually impaired writer who is currently unable to submit via Submittable due to accessibility issues, you may send your submission as an attachment in .pdf format to hfr AT asu.edu. Note that submissions received via email which are outside the current submission period, or do not suit the current call(s) or current guidelines, will not receive a response. If you have questions concerning this policy, please email us at the above address.

  • Translations submissions should be works translated into English from any other non-English language, and must include the original text along with the translated text.
  • Submit up to 6 poems/micro-fictions, or one essay/story.
  • Prose should be double-spaced. We do not have a strict word count, though we favor pieces under 17 pages, and rarely accept work that is over 20. Please do not submit pieces that are over 25 pages.
  • Please include your entire submission in one file, and be sure your name and contact information are included on the first page of the file.
  • All work should be uploaded through our submission manager. Acceptable file formats include .doc, .docx, and .pdf.
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome. If your work is accepted elsewhere, please notify the editors immediately.
  • Please send one submission per genre at a time, and wait for a response before you submit additional work.
  • Withdraw your submission using Submittable. If you are only withdrawing a section of your work (for example: 2/5 poems), add a message to your submission.
  • We do not accept previously published material.
  • We do not consider book-length works. Submitters are strongly encouraged to read the journal before submitting. Sample work from current and past issues is available on our website.

We are waiving our reading fee for Black writers. Please submit via the Black Authors submission link. https://hfr.submittable.com/submit If you have any questions please email us (haydensferryreview at gmail dot com)

  • Submit up to 6 poems. Please include your entire submission in one file, and be sure your name and contact information are included on the first page of the file.
  • All work should be uploaded through our submission manager. Acceptable file formats include .doc, .docx, and .pdf.
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome. If your work is accepted elsewhere, please notify the editors immediately.
  • Please send one submission per genre at a time, and wait for a response before you submit additional work.
  • Withdraw your submission using Submittable. If you are only withdrawing a section of your work (for example: 2/5 poems), add a message to your submission.
  • We do not accept previously published material.
  • We do not consider book-length works. Submitters are strongly encouraged to read the journal before submitting. Sample work from current and past issues is available on our website.

We are waiving our reading fee for Black writers. Please submit via the Black Authors submission link. https://hfr.submittable.com/submit If you have any questions please email us (haydensferryreview at gmail dot com)

  • We accept one story or novel excerpt per author at any given time.
  • Prose should be double-spaced. We do not have a strict word count, though we favor pieces under 17 pages, and rarely accept work that is over 20. 
  • Please include your entire submission in one file, and be sure your name and contact information are included on the first page of the file.
  • All work should be uploaded through our submission manager. Acceptable file formats include .doc, .docx, and .pdf.
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome. If your work is accepted elsewhere, please notify the editors immediately.
  • Please send one submission per genre at a time and wait for a response before you submit additional work.
  • Withdraw your submission using Submittable. If you are only withdrawing a section of your work, add a note to your submission.
  • We do not accept previously published material.
  • We do not consider book-length works. Submitters are strongly encouraged to read the journal before submitting. Sample work from current and past issues is available on our website.

We are waiving our reading fee for Black writers. Please submit via the Black Authors submission link. https://hfr.submittable.com/submit If you have any questions please email us (haydensferryreview at gmail dot com)

We are waiving our reading fee for Black writers. Please submit your poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, pieces here and they will be review by the appropriate editor. If you have questions concerning this policy, please email us.

  • We accept one story or novel excerpt per author at any given time for Fiction.
  • We accept one essay or memoir excerpt per author at any given time for Non-Fiction.
  • Submit up to 6 poems for Poetry.
  • Prose should be double-spaced. We do not have a strict word count, though we favor pieces under 17 pages, and rarely accept work that is over 20. Please do not submit pieces that are over 25 pages.
  • Please include your entire submission in one file, and be sure your name and contact information are included on the first page of the file.
  • All work should be uploaded through our submission's manager. Acceptable file formats include .doc, .docx, and .pdf.
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome. If your work is accepted elsewhere, please notify the editors immediately.
  • Please send one submission per genre at a time and wait for a response before you submit additional work.
  • Withdraw  your submission using Submittable. if you are only withdrawing a section of your work, add a note to your submission.
  • We do not accept previously published material.
  • We do not consider book-length works. Submitters are strongly encouraged to read the journal before submitting. Sample work from current and past issues is available on our website.
  • We accept one essay or memoir excerpt per author at any given time.
  • Prose should be double-spaced. We do not have a strict word count, though we favor pieces under 17 pages, and rarely accept work that is over 20. 
  • Please include your entire submission in one file, and be sure your name and contact information are included on the first page of the file. 
  • All work should be uploaded through our submission manager. Acceptable file formats include .doc, .docx, and .pdf. 
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome. If your work is accepted elsewhere, please notify the editors immediately. 
  • Please send one submission per genre at a time and wait for a response before you submit additional work.
  • Withdraw your submission using Submittable. If you are only withdrawing a section of your work, add a note to your submission.
  • We do not accept previously published material.  
  • We do not consider book-length works. Submitters are strongly encouraged to read the journal before submitting. Sample work from current and past issues is available on our website.

We are waiving our reading fee for Black writers. Please submit via the Black Authors submission link. https://hfr.submittable.com/submit If you have any questions please email us (haydensferryreview at gmail dot com)

We are looking for visual art in all categories.
Please submit 5-8 pieces at a time. We may ask for additional art based on this submission. We do not accept work that has been previously published elsewhere.

Upon acceptance, we will request high res files, an author's bio, and an artist's statement. We publish art in full color, often selecting between 2 and 4 artists for each issue. One of these will receive cover credit and bookmark credit. 

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