Harvard Review 312

About

In the nearly two decades since it was launched, Harvard Review has emerged as a major American literary journal with an eclectic mix of contributors in a wide variety of genres and styles. Contributors to the journal include: Arthur Miller, Joyce Carol Oates, Seamus Heaney, Jorie Graham, John Updike, John Ashbery, Alice Hoffman, and Gore Vidal, as well as those who are making their literary debut. Recent selections have been anthologized in: Best American Essays 2010, 2009, 2004, and 2003, Best American Poetry 2008, 2006, and 2002, Best American Short Stories 2005 and 2003, Best American Mystery Stories 2006, Best New Poets 2008, Pushcart Prize Anthology 2004 and 2001. Harvard Review publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, drama, and book reviews. Writers at all stages of their careers are invited to apply, however, we can only publish a very small fraction of the material we receive.

Harvard ReviewUnited States
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Important: Do not submit more than twice in one year.

Submission Periods

F Temporarily closed to fiction submissions. Will be open to submissions from Tuesday, November 1, 2016 (96.8 days from now) through Wednesday, May 31, 2017.3
N Temporarily closed to nonfiction submissions. Will be open to submissions from Tuesday, November 1, 2016 (96.8 days from now) through Wednesday, May 31, 2017.1
P Temporarily closed to poetry submissions. Will be open to submissions from Tuesday, November 1, 2016 (96.8 days from now) through Wednesday, May 31, 2017.4

Genres

G General 

Audience, Poetry Forms, Styles & Topics

Audience:Open to a broad Audience.
Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics.

Types & Lengths

Y Essayup to 7,000 words
P Poemno line limits known; up to 5 pieces
S Short Story1,000 - 7,000 words

Media & Publication Frequency

P Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year

Payscale

We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionN No monetary payment
N NonfictionN No monetary payment
P PoetryN No monetary payment

Submission Types

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  Electronic SubsPostal SubsReprintsSimultaneous
F Fiction OK $ OK No OK
N Nonfiction OK $ OK No OK
P Poetry OK $ OK No OK

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  • Be professional, patient and persistent.

Dates

Date Added:
03 Apr 2006
Last Updated:
31 May 2016
Last Checked:
06 Jul 2016