The Editors

Jason Teal, Publisher & Editor

Jason Teal is the author of We Were Called Specimens: an oral archive of deity Marjorie (KERNPUNKT Press, 2020). He lives in Kansas.

 

Hillary Leftwich, Prose & Poetry Editor

Hillary Leftwich is the author of Ghosts Are Just Strangers Who Know How to Knock (CCM Press/The Accomplices 2019), which was featured in Entropy’s Best Fiction List of 2019, and was a finalist for the Big Other Book Award. Currently, she runs At the Inkwell Denver, a monthly reading series, and freelances as a writer, editor, journalist, and teaches writing at Lighthouse Writers. She is a Kenyon Review scholarship recipient for 2021. Her writing is found both in print and online in The Rumpus, Entropy, The Missouri Review, Denver Quarterly, Hobart, and others. She lives in Colorado with her partner, her son, and their cat, Larry. Find more of her writing at hillaryleftwich.com.

 

Kailey Alyssa, Poetry & Hybrid Editor

Kailey Alyssa is currently residing in Longmont, Colorado. She is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Colorado Boulder as well as the former Poetry Editor of Timber. You can find her work in places like Dreginald, Hobart, Juked, Pacifica Literary Review, Salò Press’ Milk: An Anthology of Eroticism, and The Thought Erotic.

 

William Lessard, Poetry & Hybrid Editor

William Lessard’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming at McSweeney’sAmerican Poetry ReviewBest American Experimental WritingPrelude, and Hyperallergic. His visual work has been showcased at MoMA PS1 and is part of the special collection at Poets House.

 

Ryan Bollenbach, Poetry & Prose Editor

Ryan Bollenbach is a writer with an MFA from University of Alabama’s creative writing program where he formerly served as the Poetry Editor for Black Warrior Review. He reads for SweetLit: A Literary Confection and Heavy Feather Review. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Snail Trail Press, Saw Palm: florida literature & art, Painted Bride Quarterly, and elsewhere. Find his tweets @SilentAsIAm.

 

Lucy Zhang, Fiction & Nonfiction Editor

Lucy Zhang is an anime lover, writer, and software engineer. Her work has appeared in Maudlin HouseJellyfish ReviewOkay Donkey, and elsewhere, and has been nominated for Best Small Fictions and Best of the Net. She currently writes (and procrastinates) from a small, cozy apartment in California. Find her at kowaretasekai.wordpress.com or on Twitter @Dango_Ramen.

 

Bree Smart, Editorial Assistant

Bree Smart, a fresh face in the literary world, is a third year undergraduate student at Wright State University. She is studying English with a concentration in creative writing and a track in poetry, and even though her genre of choice is poetry, she is currently working on her first fiction novel.

 

 

Contributing Editors

Editors Jeff Chon, Nathan Floom, Carol Covington, Hayli M. Cox, dezireé a. brown, Ally Harris, Colette Arrand, Chas Hoppe, Kyle Bialko, and Jason Carnahan. “Haunted Passages” Series Editor Gabino Iglesias. Contest judges Brian Oliu, Tasha Coryell, Leia Penina Wilson, Brandi Wells, Joanna Ruocco, Dorothea Lasky, Jac Jemc, Kristina Marie Darling, Lucy Corin, Noah Eli Gordon, and Amber Sparks. Editorial assistants Rayanna Pinnock, Trey Brown, Vivian Wells, Dominique Woods, and Ashby Daugherty.

 

 

About Us

Heavy Feather Review publishes fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, comics, and hybrid work. Based out of Kansas, we nominate for national anthologies and writing awards. Fiction from HFR has appeared in The &NOW Awards: The Best Innovative Writing 3, edited by Megan Milks. Our homepage sees updates on a rolling basis. These updates may include, but are not limited to, essays, guest posts, and book reviews. Please review our guidelines before submitting. Support HFR and small presses: We link to Amazon, Small Press Distribution, and many more. Questions? Contact us at heavyfeatherreview[AT]gmail[DOT]com. “Baby” logo art courtesy of John Dermot Woods.