The Heartland Review Press publishes 2 journals titled The Heartland Review per year and when funds permit 1 poetry chapbook.  The Heartland Review literary journal is published in the late spring (around Mother's Day) and late fall (between Thanksgiving and Christmas).  https://elizabethtown.kctcs.edu/community/theheartlandreviewpress/

We have free open calls in fiction & creative nonfiction twice a year. The guidelines can be found here: https://elizabethtown.kctcs.edu/community/theheartlandreviewpress/index.aspx

Each fall we have the Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize, which has an entry fee. Winners of this are published in the spring edition of our journal. For more information and guidelines, click here   https://elizabethtown.kctcs.edu/community/theheartlandreviewpress/poetry-prize.aspx 

If you have questions, please contact us at theheartlandreviewpress@kctcs.edu. 

Ends on This opportunity will close after 60 submissions have been received.

Please read The Heartland Review Press's contest rules and formatting guidelines carefully: https://elizabethtown.kctcs.edu/community/theheartlandreviewpress/open-calls-for-journal.aspx

This is an open call for your fiction. It's like a contest but since submissions are free, there's no prize money. 

Original work submitted here will be pulled for reading when we hit our maximum capacity of 60 works or at the end of September, whichever is sooner. Last season, the contest opened and closed within 14 days because we reached our capacity.  The number of submissions does display in Submittable. If it's July and you can not submit, it means we have received our capacity.  If it's August and you don't see a project to submit to, it means we've reached our capacity.

 We make our decision around Thanksgiving or early December. Writers will receive status updates during this time.  Those accepted for publication will be printed in the Spring 2025 issue, which usually arrives between Mother's Day and June 1.  

Please read our website for all of the details. https://elizabethtown.kctcs.edu/community/theheartlandreviewpress/open-calls-for-journal.aspx 

We look forward to reading your work!

Amy Fox-Angerer

Managing Editor



 

Ends on This opportunity will close after 50 submissions have been received.

Please read The Heartland Review Press's contest rules and guidelines carefully:

 https://elizabethtown.kctcs.edu/community/theheartlandreviewpress/open-calls-for-journal.aspx

This is an open call for your creative nonfiction.  Strictly nonfiction works will be disqualified; all works must have a creative component. 

This open call is like a contest but since submissions are free, there's no prize money. 

We will accept 50 works for this reading period or close at the end September, whichever is first. If it's July or August but you can not submit, please read the maximum capacity because it means we've likely reached our 50. During our last open call, it took 33 days to fill this contest. The capacity is visible in Submittable. 

We will read submissions in late fall and make our decision around Thanksgiving or Early December.  We'll send notification and status updates through Submittable throughout the period. Those accepted for publication will be printed in the Spring 2025 issue, which usually arrives between Mother's Day and June 1. 

Thank you for your time and we look forward to reading your work,

Amy Fox-Angerer

Managing Editor

 


 


 


 

$10.00

Please read the guidelines posted on our website: https://elizabethtown.kctcs.edu/community/theheartlandreviewpress/poetry-prize.aspx

This contest opens July 1 and closes November 8, 2024. 

This contest does require a fee through Paypal.  We usually have between 70-80 submissions, so the odds are pretty good! 

All work will be pulled the week after November 8.  Your work will read from late November until March(ish) by our judge. Winners are notified around the end of March.  Writers will receive status updates during this time.  Those accepted for publication will be printed in the Spring 2025 issue, which usually arrives between Mother's Day and June 1.  

Please read our website for all of the details. https://elizabethtown.kctcs.edu/community/theheartlandreviewpress/poetry-prize.aspx

We look forward to reading your work!

Amy Fox-Angerer

Managing Editor


The Heartland Review