Hawaiʻi Review 88 – Call for Submissions 

Open September 1 - December 1, 2017 


We are seeking new work in all genres and media: 

  • Prose: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Lyric Essay 
  • Poetry 
  • Theater & Drama 
  • Visual & Performing Arts 
  • Hybrid & Multimedia Work 
  • Translation, Creative Translation, Multilingual Work
  • Educational Materials


Editor Interests:
  • Lynley: Creative/Translation, Hawaiʻi & Pacific, Multilingual / Multimedia / Multigenre Writing & Arts, Educational Materials, Queer Writing, Disability Writing
  • Sashily: Poetry, Short Stories, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Comic/Manga/Anime, Spoken Word/Performance
  • Marley: Poetry, Autobiography, Music, Dance, Visual Arts
  • Tina: Water Is Life, Science Fiction, Creative Science Writing, Indigenous Writing & Arts, Indigenous Science FIction & TEK

Ian MacMillan Residency

  • 1 artist / writer’s residency for a UH Mānoa student.
  • This residency is associated with a $500 stipend.
  • One student will have the opportunity to develop a creative work based on spending a minimum of 10 hours doing research of their choice in the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections at Hamilton Library.
  • One student will have the opportunity to do research in the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections, and to use this research as inspiration for a poem series, short story, art work, or performance work. Artists in all genres of writing and all audiovisual and performance media are eligible.

To Apply:

  • Short description: In the submittable box provided, include a one paragraph description of your work and the kind of research you might like to undertake in the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections.
  • Please provide your UH ID number. 
  • Check the boxes next to the residencies you are applying for. 
  • Art / Writing Sample:

         Writers: Send up to 7 pages of poetry, short fiction, short nonfiction, or hybrid work.          Visual Artists: Send up to 7 images.          Audiovisual Artists: Send a/v files up to 7 minutes.          Performance Artists: Send a/v files up to 7 minutes.
Query us if you have other types of work and need guidelines.

When reading certain poems the words seem to jump off the page! This category does exactly that...and more! We are looking for energetic and moving performers who talk about their lives, struggles, heartache, culture, and observations...  

Please include a PDF & an MP4 when you submit!
Hawaiʻi Review is looking to publish educational materials (lesson plans, resources, essays by educators) related to anti-racist, decolonial, and social justice pedagogy and teaching.

We would also like to have educational materials promoting indigenous writing and arts, and materials promoting writing and arts by people of color.

This call is open to any genre of writing and any media - educational videos or audiovisual material, lesson plans, creative or critical essays, other types of writing.

Audiovisual material and writing over 3000 words will be considered for our website and our e-chapbook series, works under 3000 words will be considered for the print issue as well. There may be some flexibility on publishing longer works in print, depending on space.