News December 2022:

  • 2023 Joy Bale Boone Poetry contest closes Dec 15! Click here.
  • Betsey Cullen is the 2022 chapbook winner. Her chapbook is titled We Hold the Bones. We starting the publication process with her in November. The book will be on Amazon hopefully by Jan 1 and we'll post a link. Read more here.
  • The fall issue of The Heartland Review has been mailed to all contributors. 
  • We'll be making some additional changes to our shop page soon to include the Amazon links for all products.  

Welcome to The Heartland Review Press

Established in 2016, The Heartland Review Press publishes 2-5 books per year

We publish: 2 literary journals each year titled The Heartland Review, Spring & Fall. Submissions for this are accepted throughout the year for it.  For submission details, please click here to read The Heartland Review.


We are honored to host the annual Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize whose winners and finalists will appear in the following Spring issue of The Heartland Review. For dates and submission details, click here: Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize 


We feature an annual chapbook contest where prizes are offered. This opens in the spring and closes

 in the fall. For dates and submission details, click here Chapbook Contest. 

The Heartland Review Journal
Spring 2022.
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THR Press publications are generously funded by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (ECTC) , subscriptions to The Heartland Review and  contest or general donations. As a non-profit, proceeds are used to support contests and publications thereof,  go toward scholarships, travel and conference fees for ECTC's creative writing students, and  bring readers to ECTC's campus to give our students a better understanding of the writerly world and enhance their college experience.