News August 4, 2022:

  • 2023 Joy Bale Boone Poetry contest is NOW OPEN! Click here.
  • 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 now available. 
  • Reading and operations are underway for the Fall 22 edition (poetry, fiction, and nonfiction) of the The Heartland Review Journal which we anticipate between Halloween and Thanksgiving.
  • Goals for this year include: This news box updated monthly, changes to our store, and faster response times to your emails. 

Become a Friend of The Heartland Review Press!

For a $30 donation

receive all publications and enter

contests free for a year

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. 

Spring cover promo.jpg
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.