HeartWood Literary Magazine

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

We accept submissions through Submittable and welcome previously unpublished poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, from both established and emerging writers. 

We publish issues bi-annually, and our reading periods are May 1 - July 31 and November 1 - January 31. 

General Submissions

What We Want:

We are interested in writing that pushes into, dares to reveal, its own truth, that takes emotional risks, that gets to the heart of the matter.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, provided you notify us if the work is accepted elsewhere. If you only need to withdraw a portion of your submission, we invite you to add a Note to your submission instead of withdrawing the whole thing. 

We also welcome queries from Appalachian artists (writers, visual artists, musicians, performers, folk artists, etc) interested in being included in our Appalachian Arts section.

See genre guidelines for submission specifics. 

HeartWood Literary Magazine