Hawai`i Pacific Review is Hawai`i Pacific University’s award-winning online literary magazine. It features poetry and prose by authors from Hawai`i, the mainland, and around the world. While we often publish work about Hawai`i and the Pacific, we accept great work from all regions and on all subjects. Our work has gone on to appear in the Best of the Net Anthology and the Pushcart Prize Anthology.  

HPR publishes work on a rolling basis, as opposed to issue-by-issue. We post poems, stories, and essays one piece at a time, several times a month. All contents are archived on the site. 

We are seeking work that has not been previously published (apart from a few rare exceptions). We do not consider work by faculty or students of Hawai`i Pacific University. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately if your work is placed elsewhere. (And please withdraw your submissions via this site). 

Submissions are accepted August through February, or until our backlog grows too large to review by the end of the spring semester. HPR is edited by the students and faculty at Hawai`i Pacific University. 

Should your work be accepted, Hawaii Pacific Review asks for First Serial Rights. This is the right to be the first publisher of your work. After the work is published with us, all rights revert back to you. We ask only that you acknowledge HPR as the first publisher of the work, should it subsequently appear elsewhere.

-Submit each poem as a separate submission 

-No more than 3 poems at a time (Submit each poem as separate submissions)

-Attach as a WORD document

-Simultaneous submission are considered (please withdraw via submittable if accepted elsewhere)

-Because we try to be readable on all sorts of screens and devices, we can't do justice to poems with unorthodox spacing. For this reason, we strongly prefer poetry that sticks to the left margin.

-One submission at a time
-Attached as a WORD document
-We prefer literary short stories over genre work
-4,000 words max
-Simultaneous submission allowed (please withdraw via submittable if accepted elsewhere)

We accept:
-Narrative essays
-Short memoir pieces

We do not accept:
-Academic work 

-One submission at a time
-Each submission must be attached as a WORD document 
-4,000 words max
-Simultaneous submission allowed (please withdraw via submittable if accepted elsewhere)
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