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. 
  • We generally do not accept prose over 25 pages.
  • 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 and translations.

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.

To submit, please send your poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, to hfr AT asu.edu, where it will be forwarded to the  appropriate editor. 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.

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.

For this online companion issue, BRIEF HAUNTS, we are looking for your fleeting phantoms, your otherworldly experiences that catch the corner of our eye. We want the cold chill that passes through us in the hallway, the shadows we think we see in those moments we wake in the middle of the night. We want flash fiction/CNF (under 1,000 words), short poems/prose poems, no more than 2 per sub), and anything that may eschew the lines of genre. We want work that is short but sits with us the rest of the day — like a cup knocked off the table, a door creaking open with no one on the other side. 


FOR REFERENCE, THIS IS THE ORIGINAL CALL FOR SUBS FOR THE PRINT ISSUE:

The “haunting” is often associated with the ethereal; ghosts and phantoms, curses and spells, creaky floorboards and shadowy apparitions. We pair hauntings with darkness, fairy tales, the spirit world. But the things that haunt us are often more complex—they are places, people, memories, objects, obsessions, systems. 

For this issue, we are looking for work that represents haunting in all of its forms—for poems, stories, essays, and visual art that broaden our lexicon of what it means to be haunted. Give us your ghost stories that go beyond the ghost story. Make our lights flicker, our doors slam, and bring the voices forth from the radio static. Send us pieces that challenge the boundaries and identities of haunting, that interrogate experiences and structures under new light. We’re inviting you in—make us shiver so hard we’ll wish we hadn’t.

  • 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 submissions 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 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.To submit, please send your poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, to hfr AT asu.edu, where it will be forwarded to the  appropriate editor. 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.

  • We accept one story or novel except per author at any given time.
  • Prose should be double-spaced. There is no maximum or minimum word count, though we favor pieces under 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 submissions 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.To submit, please send your poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, to hfr AT asu.edu, where it will be forwarded to the  appropriate editor. 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.

  • We accept one essay or memoir except per author at any given time.
  • Prose should be double-spaced. There is no maximum or minimum word count, though we favor pieces under 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 submissions 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.To submit, please send your poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, to hfr AT asu.edu, where it will be forwarded to the  appropriate editor. 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.

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. 

Note: We are currently looking for art for our Haunted themed issue so we are especially interested in anything that fits into this category. Please see our general call for more details.

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