02 October 2012

opportunities for writers 10/2

a-z presses

This week’s “A to Z” journals features three H presses seeking your submissions. Enjoy this week’s Opportunities for Writers!

Start prepping your pencils for these great opportunities for writers
(Image: "pencils" by Borbas Krisztian)

Happy 'H's

hayden's ferry

About: Hayden’s Ferry Review’s aim is to be a “forum to showcase the voices of emerging and established talents in creative writing and visual art in a format that is not tied down to particular styles, schools of thought, aesthetics, or ideologies; and without compromising [their] commitment to and support of emerging artists.” Submitting to Hayden’s Ferry means the opportunity to join the ranks of writers like Rita Dove, Raymond Carver, John Updike, and Yusef Komunyakaa! They are looking for the work of artists whose work they “feel is of significant cultural merit.”

Submission Process: Hayden’s notes that because their editorship changes at the beginning of each year, their aesthetic changes every few issues. Poets should submit up to six poems with the entire submission in one file with the poet’s name and contact information in the first page of the file. Prose submissions should be double-spaced; there is no minimum or maximum word length, and as with poetry submissions should be sent in one file with the author’s name and contact information on the first page. All work should be uploaded through their submissions manager, which you can access here. For more on their submission guidelines, visit Hayden’s Ferry’s submission guidelines page

Reading Period: HFR editors read year round with a 12-16 week response time.

Website: Learn more about Hayden’s Ferry Review and their submission process here

heavy feather review

About: Heavy Feather Review is “an independent, biannual, electronic journal dedicated to publishing the finest in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, or any hybrid thereof.” Writers should note that HFR does not consider work that has appeared anywhere else, including your personal blog or website!

Submission Process: Submissions are accepted through their Submittable submission manager. Prose should be double-spaced; poetry (3-6 poems per submission) should be single-spaced. While a cover letter is encouraged, it is not required. Submissions should be saved as one document in .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .jpg format. For more on their submission guidelines, visit their submission guidelines pages.

Reading Period: The deadline for consideration for HFR 2.1 is December 15, 2012.

Website: Visit HFR online, check out their archives, and more at heavyfeatherreview.com 

hudson view

About: A Hudson View is a poetry journal of international writers. They encourage new and established writers to submit “original creations, composed using traditional and experimental technique.” A Hudson View is part of the Skyline Literary Community: “a virtual colony of poets and artists who maintain a high standard of excellent literature and original artwork.” Each issue of Hudson View features a minimum of 24 poets.

Submission Process: Poems can be of any length. Poems should be carefully edited and ready for publication before submitting. Poets should send 5-6 poems in each submission; poems should be submitted in the body of an email, as they cannot open attachments. Submissions should include the poet’s email address and a third-person bio of no more than 75 words; please allow 2- months for response. Read more on the submission process here.

Reading Period: Year round, with a quarterly publication schedule

Website: Find out more about Hudson View by visiting them online at www.hudsonview.us 

Happy Writing!


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