Hayden's Ferry Review

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Welcome to Hayden's Ferry Review! Before submitting, please check out the info below (it's important, we promise!). 


(SUBMISSIONS CLOSED)  Submissions will open again September 1st.  

Hayden’s Ferry Review, Issue 57

Borderlands are venues for encounter, exchange, and conflict. They encompass not only physical or legislative borders, but also abstract spaces—psychological, cultural, social, and natural.  What happens in the limbic, the transitional, and the in between? What is gained and what is lost in the act of defining boundaries? What questions does the space raise of race, class, gender, citizenship, and identity?  Hayden’s Ferry Review invites writers and artists to interpret the theme as they like.  We’d prefer interpretations of a personal nature, rather than general, but mostly we just want strong, passionate pieces that excite and challenge.

Hayden’s Ferry Review will be accepting themed submissions until June 1st.

Please submit below.

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 all money we receive goes toward supporting HFR's continued success in this transitional time. We thank you for your continued support! We aim to keep producing a beautiful magazine featuring new and exciting prose and poetry by today's best writers. Please note that current subscribers do not have to pay a reading fee. Subscribe!

General Notes on Submissions (and How to Withdraw)

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.

About HFR's Editorial Process 

PLEASE NOTE: We no longer accept submissions by mail. Submitting through Submittable is the only way we'll review your work.

The editorship at HFR changes at the beginning of each year, and as a result, our aesthetic changes every few issues. Our current editors can be found on our masthead.

HFR editors do not read during June and July—because our staff is very small, our response time is currently 2-6 months. We don't like to rush through your writing; we give each piece the time it deserves.

Contributors receive two copies of the magazine and a one-year gift subscription to HFR. 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.

For information about submitting in a particular genre, scroll down.

We look forward to reading your work!