ISSN 2373-3519 (print) / ISSN 2373-3527 (online)
Established in April 2011, Heavy Feather Review publishes fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, comics, and more. We nominate for national anthologies and writing awards. Writing from HFR has appeared in The New York Times, The Best Small Fictions 2021, The &NOW Awards 3, and The Best of the Net Anthology 2020. Our homepage sees updates on a rolling basis. These updates may include, but are not limited to, essays, guest posts, and book reviews. Questions? Review inquires go to Jeff Chon. General correspondence is handled by Jason Teal, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief. Logo and banner designed by Gray Hunt.
S U B M I T
Our submission guidelines can be found on Submittable. While work is regularly featured online, HFR debuts one print issue a year. At this time, we do NOT accept book manuscripts.
P U R C H A S E
You’ll find options to purchase available issues through Amazon. Buy our T-shirts, totes, and other accoutrement at the Spring merch table.
Print Archives is an attempt to bring as much of the annual online as possible (for free).
R E V I E W S & C R I T I C I S M
A full list of books currently available to cover can be found here. We cover books that aren’t on our list, so reach out to Jeff Chon if you’re interested in reviewing books, interviewing authors, or helming another type of project. We only publish interviews and reviews online. We encourage 1000 words per book review. There are no word count restrictions for interviews or general criticism, however. Craft essays are welcome.
M A S T H E A D
Jason Teal, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief
Jason Teal is the author of We Were Called Specimens (KERNPUNKT Press, 2020), which was a finalist for Big Other’s Reader’s Choice and Best Fiction Book Awards. Writing appears in Sprung Formal, 3:AM, Quarterly West, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and Hobart, among other fine publications.
William Lessard, Poetry & Hybrid Editor
William Lessard’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming at McSweeney’s, American Poetry Review, Best American Experimental Writing, Prelude, 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 and musician living in Houston, Texas. He formerly served as Poetry Editor for Black Warrior Review in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He currently reads for Gulf Coast and Heavy Feather Review. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Tarpaulin Sky, Sink Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Snail Trail Press, and elsewhere. To contact, reach out on Twitter @SilentAsIAm or visit his website his website.
Lucy Zhang, Fiction & Nonfiction Editor
Lucy Zhang writes, codes, and watches anime. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Contrary, DIAGRAM, Harpur Palate, Hobart, Jellyfish Review, New Delta Review, Passages North, West Branch, and elsewhere, and is included in Best Microfiction 2021 and The Best Small Fictions 2021. Find her at kowaretasekai.wordpress.com or on Twitter @Dango_Ramen.
Jeff Chon, Fiction & Nonfiction Editor
Gray Hunt, Web Editor & Graphic Designer
Gray Hunt, or Grayson, is a peculiar human who has spent the majority of their life writing, reading, and obsessing over fictional characters. After the life-changing event that was Lord of the Rings, they couldn’t stay away from the fantasy genre and wrote a book, which at this time is in editing. Lover of dogs, sweets, and manga, you can find them playing video games in their basement until 3 a.m.
Cofounding Editor-in-Chief Nathan Floom. “Baby” logo art courtesy of John Dermot Woods. Editors Kailey Alyssa, Hillary Leftwich, Carol Covington, Hayli M. Cox, dezireé a. brown, Ally Harris, Colette Arrand, Chas Hoppe, Kyle Bialko, & 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, & Amber Sparks. Editorial assistants Bree Smart, Rayanna Pinnock, Trey Brown, Vivian Wells, Dominique Woods, & Ashby Daugherty.