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.
We recommend that you familiarize yourself with Harvard Review before submitting your work. You can find information about the current issue as well as subscriptions online at harvardreview.org.
Our next reading period will be October 15th to December 15th .
Please submit no more than one submission in a given reading period; multiple submissions will be returned unread.
Simultaneous submissions are permitted. Please notify us immediately if the work has been accepted elsewhere via your Submittable account.
A Note on Response Time: While we try to respond to submissions within 6 months, it can occasionally take longer for a manuscript to be read. We ask for your patience as we do make every effort to read all the submissions we receive. Unfortunately we are unable to respond to status inquiries.
We accept translations of both prose and poetry. Please limit your submission to no more than 3,500 words of prose or seven poems and include the original text, a short biography of the writer and translator, and one to two paragraphs introducing the work. Translators are expected to have identified the original copyright holder and obtained permission to publish the translation before submitting. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but we ask that you notify us if the work is accepted elsewhere.
Manuscripts must be paginated and clearly labeled with the author’s name on every page. Please limit your submission to no more than 5 poems. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but we ask that you notify us if the work is accepted elsewhere.