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. We believe that the traditional issue-based model of serial publishing is not suited to the online environment. Instead, we publish 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 all year round; response times tend to be around four months. HPR is edited by the students and faculty at Hawai`i Pacific University. 

HPR acquires first internet rights to the pieces we publish. All other rights remain with the author.
-Submit each poem as a separate submission
-No more than 3 poems at a time
-Attach as a WORD document
-Simultaneous submission allowed (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:
-Journalism
-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)
-750 words max
-Submit up to three pieces at a time (each as a separate submission)
-We prefer literary stories over genre work
-Attached as a WORD document
-Simultaneous submission allowed (please withdraw via submittable if accepted elsewhere)
-750 words max
-Submit up to three pieces at a time (each as a separate submission)
-Simultaneous submission allowed (please withdraw via submittable if accepted elsewhere)
-Each submission must be attached as a WORD document

We accept:
-Narrative essays 
-Short memoir pieces 

We do not accept:
-Journalism 
-Academic work