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

General Submissions - no theme this issue!  We're just looking for your best work.

Currently reading for: Hayden’s Ferry Review, Issue 59

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 as a supportive environment for our contributors. We all want to thank you for your trust in sending us your work. You make HFR an incredible literary magazine to read, and to work for! We aim to keep producing a beautiful magazine featuring new and exciting prose and poetry by today's best writers.

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.
  • 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.


About HFR's Editorial Process 

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

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 2-8 months and can even in some cases take significantly longer. We don't like to rush through the reading; we give each piece considerable time.

For information about submitting in a particular genre, see below.

We look forward to reading your work!

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DEADLINE EXTENDED

1st Place: $500 Prize + Publication in HFR + 1 Year Subscription

2nd Place: Publication in HFR + 1 Year Subscription

$15 entry fee.

Contest Guidlines:
Submit One Poem - NO LINE LIMIT

Simultaneous submissions are ok, but withdrawal required if published elsewhere. 

Contest Judge: Alberto Ríos, Arizona’s inaugural poet laureate, six-time Pushcart Prize winner, recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, 2002 National Book Award nalist, and the author of a memoir, three short story collections, and twelve books of poetry including the recently released A Small Story About the Sky (Copper Canyon Press, 2015). 

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DEADLINE EXTENDED

1st Place: $500 Prize + Publication in HFR + 1 Year Subscription

2nd Place: Publication in HFR + 1 Year Subscription

$15 entry fee.

Contest Guidlines:
Submit One Piece of Flash Fiction - 500 Word Limit

Simultaneous submissions are ok, but withdrawal required if published elsewhere. 

Contest Judge: Tara Ison, an NEA fellowship recipient and the author of three novels, an essay collection, and the recently released short story collection Ball (Soft Skull Press, 2015)

 

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We're looking for translations that pay close attention to cultural bodies, the way they identify themselves, interact, and maintain their distinctions. HFR’s international section wishes to explore these living arrangements as perceived by the inhabitant writer. Our intention is publish work not hitherto available to an English speaking or reading audience.

Poetry is published on facing pages with the original language; the original prose texts are published on our website. Work accepted for publication will be accompanied by a translator's note, 250-500 words, providing relevant information about the translated work—the author, cultural context, or the process of translation itself.

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. Include both the author and translator’s names, and the original language the work was written/published in. All work should be uploaded through our submissions manager. Please send one submission at a time, and wait for a response before you submit additional work.

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.

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Please send one submission at a time, and wait for a response before you submit additional work.

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We accept both fiction and non-fiction. 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. We accept one story, essay or novel except or memoir excerpt per author at a time. All work should be uploaded through our submissions manager.


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.

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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, .rtf and .pdf. Please send one submission at a time, and wait for a response before you submit additional work.

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.

Ends on 12/31/2016$ 3.00
$ 3.00

We accept both fiction and non-fiction. Prose should be double-spaced. There is no maximum or minimum word count. 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. We accept one story, essay or novel except or memoir excerpt per author at a time. All work should be uploaded through our submissions manager.


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.