Harvard Review 267


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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Submission Periods

FCurrently open to fiction submissions through Sunday, May 31, 2015 (65.9 days from now).12
NCurrently open to non-fiction submissions through Sunday, May 31, 2015 (65.9 days from now).1
PCurrently open to poetry submissions through Sunday, May 31, 2015 (65.9 days from now).9

Genres, Styles & Subjects

 Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms.
 Subjects:Open to all/most Subjects.

Types & Lengths

YEssayup to 7000 words
PPoemno line limits known; up to 5 pieces
SShort Story1000 - 7000 words

Media & Publication Frequency

PPrint PublicationPublished 2 x per year


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FShort fictionN No monetary payment.
NShort non-fictionN No monetary payment.
PPoetryN No monetary payment.

Submission Types

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  Electronic SubsPostal SubsReprintsSimultaneous
FFiction OK $ OK No OK
NNon-Fiction OK $ OK No OK
PPoetry OK $ OK No OK

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Date Added:
03 Apr 2006
Last Updated:
01 Sep 2014
Last Checked:
17 Mar 2015