Hairstreak Butterfly Review


Colorado College's emerging literary journal is looking for writing that stirs the senses and invokes things wild, sacred, daring, and visionary. We are as excited about feeling out the limits of genre, language, perspective, and narrative as we are about the careful rendering of that which makes humans human and keeps time waxing and waning. 


Guidelines:


We accept previously unpublished work only. 


Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. We ask to be notified immediately when withdrawing your work. For poetry, please note your withdrawal in the comments section of your submission. 


Please submit once a reading period. Poetry submissions can include up to 4 poems and short short fiction (ca. 850 words) submissions can include up to three works. Otherwise, send one story or essay (up to 3,500 words). 


Responses may take up to four to five months. Email editor at hairstreakbutterflyreview dot com for inquiries. 


In your cover letter, please include a brief bio or publishing history and indicate the word count and genre of your work. We'd also love to know who you are reading these days! 



*Artwork by The Press at Colorado College. Skull drawings by James Trissel.

Hairstreak Butterfly Review welcomes submissions for our themed issue “O Canada.” For a short period (9/22 to 11/3), we will be accepting fiction, poetry, nonfiction, visual stories, and photography that praises, laments, addresses, or otherwise engages the topic of Canada. We reach out to a diverse and international writing body in our hope to bring Canada into as wide a discourse as possible. 

Poetry submissions can include up to 4 poems and short short fiction (ca. 850 words) submissions can include up to three works. Otherwise, send one story or essay (up to 4,000 words). Please send audio or video files to our editor.  

We accept previously unpublished work only.


Guest Editor: Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer

Kathryn Walsh Kuitenbrouwer is the author of the novels All The Broken Things, Perfecting, and The Nettle Spinner, as well as, the short story collection Way Up. Her short fiction, collaborative work, journalism, and essays have appeared internationally in Granta, Significant Objects, Maclean’s, The Walrus, 7X7 LA, and The Lifted Brow. She holds a PhD from the University of Toronto, is Canadian, and teaches as a Visiting Professor at Colorado College.


Hairstreak Butterfly Review