Every month, we receive hundreds of prose and poetry submissions from emerging and established writers. The stories, essays, and poems we receive are ambitious, relevant, and emotionally moving. Unfortunately, we only have room to publish a small fraction of these in our print journal, and it saddens us to have to turn away so many amazing pieces.

To solve this problem, the Hayden's Ferry Review staff has decided to create an online space for writing that is timely, writing that excites us, writing that challenges our preconceived notions of form, writing that we just can't wait to share with the world. A dock is a safe space to rest between journeys, and it is also a means of connection. We hope that this special section of the blog will serve both of these purposes.


2014
July
Mark Dostert: "The Saint of 3F" (nonfiction)

August
David Ebenbach: "What My Father-in-Law Says" (poetry)

September
Jenna Le: "Book Report" (prose poetry)

October
 Helen Ellis: "The Fitter" (fiction)

November
Amy Rossi: If You Need Me I Will Be Over Here Listening to "Slide It" on Repeat (fiction)
"500 for 500" Flash-Prose Contest: Honorable Mention

December
Dinah Cox: Bun in the Oven (fiction)
"500 for 500" Flash-Prose Contest: Honorable Mention

2015
January
Valerie Hsiung: from The Last Book (poetry)

February
Joseph Scapellato: We Try to Find the Spring in Spring Rock Park in Western Springs, Illinois (fiction)

March
Elise Burke: Staircases (fiction)