Heavy Feather Review: Now Seeking Submissions

***Please note, there has been an uptick in publishers that are not accepting unagented submissions. Too many presses and publishers are getting mass submissions that do not fit their catalogs. DO NOT submit your work if it doesn’t fit the publisher’s guidelines

Heavy Feather Review is an established annual print magazine that publishes once a year since 2011. Each edition features fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, hybrid writing, and comics.

They also regularly publish new content online, and they are reading for some themed online issues now. The editors nominate their authors for major international anthologies and awards.

Heavy Feather Review is accepting submissions for Volume 11 of their print publication. Before submitting, it’s a good idea to look through their print archives online to get a sense of their distinctive, edgy style.

Heavy Feather Review Vol 10 Cover
Heavy Feather Review Vol 10 Cover

How to Submit to the Heavy Feather Review

Here’s what you need to know if you want to submit to the magazine:

  • The deadline to submit is October 31, 2020.
  • Poets may submit three to six poems.
  • Prose authors may submit fiction, creative nonfiction, and hybrid writing of any length.
  • The magazine is open to receiving translations.
  • They also accept comics. However, comic artists should keep in mind that they can only print black and white images.

The magazine is reading on four themes currently. Here are the four themes:

  • Flavortown USA
  • Bad Survivalist
  • Haunted Passages
  • #NoMorePresidents

And don’t forget that they are continuously looking for new content to publish online. They look for writing on craft, politics, and international writers, and accept work in a variety of forms, such as “a traditional essay, poem, short story, list, definition, collage, or whatever you can think up.”

Heavy Feather Review accepts submissions online via Submittable, not by email or post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not take previously published manuscripts.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Heavy Feather Review, please visit their website here.

Good luck to all of you who choose to submit. I’ve got my fingers crossed for you.

And if you are accepted, please let me know! I’d love to read your work and pass it along to a friend.

Stay safe, everyone.

Until next time.



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Danielle Adams

Danielle Adams

Danielle Adams is a writer and editor for a local marketing agency. She has formerly worked as a writer for the Investing News Network and as an editor for Whetstone, a bi-annually published literary magazine. Aside from writing, Danielle has an unabiding love for all marine life and the outdoors. She loves taking long hikes with her husband and cooking delicious meals in the kitchen.


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