News & Events

We're going to AWP 2018!

We're sending our editors to AWP 2018! Visit booth T1340 for deals on subscriptions, HR swag, and more. See you in Tampa!

Join Harvard Review at Boston Book Fest!

We're excited to be at Boston Book Fest on Saturday, October 28th in Copley Square! Stop by booth 6 any time from 11 to 5 for subscription deals, deals on single issues, and good conversation.

Visit HR at Brooklyn Book Festival!

We'll be at Brooklyn Book Festival on September 17! Visit booth #603 to get your hands on HR50, a host of stellar back issues, subscription specials, and HR swag.

Magogodi Makhene's HR49 story shortlisted for The Caine Prize for African Writing

Magogodi Makhene's short story "The Virus," published in Harvard Review 49, was shortlisted for The Caine Prize for African Writing! Congratulations to all the shortlisted writers. The award winner will be announced July 3.

Renga for Obama featured in the Washington Post

Our "Renga for Obama" project was highlighted in the Washington Post! Read the article here.

HR poetry editor Major Jackson curates the "Renga for Obama" project. Click here to read the ongoing collaborative poem.

Harvard Review Salon Series: Lily King and Phillip Lopate

Our first Harvard Review Salon Series will feature Phillip Lopate and Lily King in conversation with HR Editor Christina Thompson. The event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, May 11
6 P.M.
Edison and Newman Room
Houghton Library, Harvard University

Urban Renewal: A Poetry Reading and Discussion with HR Poetry Editor Major Jackson

Thursday, March 9th, at 4:15PM: Harvard Review Poetry Editor Major Jackson will read and discuss his poetry as part of the Roosevelt Poetry Readings at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

For event details visit the Radcliffe Institute event page. This reading is free and open to the public.

Submissions Open!

We're excited to announce that after a brief hiatus, we've opened our submissions again, until June 1, 2017. 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. If you are interested in submitting your work for consideration, please refer to our submission guidelines. We accept poetry, fiction, essays, and literary translations. Happy writing!

Greater Boston Writers Resist

January 15, 2017 / 1:30–4:30 pm
Rabb Hall, Boston Public Library
Entrance at 700 Boylston St

Greater Boston Writers Resist will feature readings and performances by authors, artists, young writers, and special guests. In resistance to the divisive and increasingly hostile political climate, this event will re-affirm the unifying democratic pillars now under threat, such as freedom of expression, freedom of the press, freedom of worship, equality, and diversity. This event is free to all.

Call for Reviewers

Harvard Review is looking for reviewers of poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction. We publish newspaper-style reviews of approximately 750 words. If interested, please send clips or a brief writing sample to reviews [at] harvardreview [dot] org. Please specify areas of interest (genre, translation/language, region, etc.). We encourage you to visit our book review section before submitting.