HPR seeks poetry, short fiction, and personal essays that speak with a powerful and unique voice. It encourages experimental narrative techniques and poetic styles. While we often feature work from and about Hawai`i and the Pacific, we are interested in high-quality literature from all regions and on all topics. Our pieces have been featured in the Best of the Net Anthology and the Pushcart Prize Anthology.

Submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction are accepted  year round, though responses generally take longer during the summer months. HPR is edited by the students and faculty at Hawai`i Pacific University. HPR acquires first serial internet rights to the pieces we publish. All other rights remain with the author.

Work by students and current employees of Hawai`i Pacific University is not considered.

All submissions must be made through our online submissions manager.


For questions or concerns not related to submissions, please use the contact form below: