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


In addition to our bi-annual literary journal The Heartland Review,

annual poetry chapbook prizes are awarded.

The 2020 Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize whose winners

and finalists will appear in the spring 2020

issue of The Heartland Review is under way.


The Heartland Review Press

600 College Street Road

Elizabethtown, KY 42701




What could tear him apart

Now that much had been given away,

Starting with the wooden cradle

And the weeping cherry tree.


The thing he composed would stay open

And incomplete, a broken tooth

Numbed in the mouth

Waiting for the face to finish its war.


--George Eklund from “A Cup of Tea”

Nominated for 2017 Pushcart Prize



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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 thier college experience.