Hawaii Pacific Review
There are presently no open calls for submissions.
Hawai`i Pacific Review is temporarily closed to all submissions. We will open again on December 1st. Mahalo for your patience.
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 normally accepted August through April. Response time are relatively quick, often within a month. 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.