News & Events


Big congrats to Sherry Simpson, whose HR51 essay "Lucky You" has been selected by Hilton Als for Best American Essays 2018! You can read the essay in Harvard Review 51 ahead of the collection's fall release date.


Eileen Pollack's essay "Righteous Gentile," published in HR51, has been selected by Cheryl Strayed for Best American Travel Writing 2018. Congratulations, Eileen!

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!