News September 2022:

  • 2023 Joy Bale Boone Poetry contest is NOW OPEN! Click here.
  • We have a new shop/store page where all of our books are located. 
  • We just closed the Chapbook contest on August 1.  We are reading. We should have winners announced by Halloween.
  • The Heartland Review Journal Spring 22 edition is now available in our new store. 
  • We are proofing the Fall 22 edition (poetry, fiction, and nonfiction) of the The Heartland Review Journal which we anticipate by Halloween.
  • Goals for this year include: This news box updated monthly and faster response times to your emails and orders. 

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
now available!

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.