Hello! We are open for submissions in poetry, nonfiction, fiction, and hybrid/blended genres or experimental works for our Spring 2022 issue. BIPOC writers can submit through the BIPOC form. 


Below you will also see calls for our Colorado College student only contests, a special issue on Diné craft by Diné writers, and a call for flash fiction from Native American writers for an anthology.

Hairstreak Butterfly Review is looking for poetry, fiction, and non-fiction works by BI&POC writers for our Spring/Summer 2022 Issue. 

Send one prose piece (up to 3,500 words) or up to three flash cnf/fiction pieces (under 1,000 words each) or up to 5 poems.

We like it weird, raw, and unforgettable. Decenter us. 

You know how it is. It's not prose. It's not poetry. It's poetry, but not like Poetry poetry. It's visual. It's audio. It doesn't and can't have margins. You have to link in it. You have to unread it. It's like there' s no comfortable place to be the type of text it needs to be. 

Let us try. We love your doesn't fit and is both and is all and can I send a different type of file works. 

There's no page limit or word count or limit of items--we just ask that submitted works can be read online (and aren't books). Thank you!

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  • Please submit once a reading period. 
  • Poetry submissions can include up to 4 poems

Your voice. Your style. Your experience. We want to hear it straight and strong or let it collapse and spin itself out.  Send us the poems you don't dare to read out-loud or the ones you can't stop yelling and singing. 

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Please submit once a reading period. 

Short short fiction can include 3-4 pieces (under 1,000 words each). Or send one story (up to 3,500 words). 

We like stories from the margins and inner space. Lyrical, circular, and otherworldly. Bend forms and genres and styles. Give us the story you don't know how else to tell. 

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We are accepting non-fiction work for the Spring/Summer 2021 Issue.

Please submit once a reading period. Send one essay (up to 3,500 words) or up to three flash fiction pieces (under 1,000 words each).

 We like it weird, raw, and unforgettable. Surprise us. Decenter us. We love things lyrical, unexpected, and challenging. If it's memoir, make us question memory. If it's a personal essay, make it significant for others. If it's a manifesto or argument, take us somewhere silly or new or otherworldly. We like to see the rules of CNF bend when your truth can't be contained.

Evelyn Bridges Poetry Contest


[1] Contestants must be Colorado College students, enrolled in the academic year in which the contest occurs. Poems may be of any form, versification (including free verse), genre (spoken word, lyric, dramatic, narrative, etc.), and topic.

[2] Contestants may submit one to ten poems, as long as the total number of lines does not exceed five hundred. The awards will be made on the basis of the quality of all the poetry that each person submits.

[3] Please number the pages and check spelling and punctuation. Margins must be 1 ½ inch margin at left and 1 inch margin at right, top and bottom.

[4] Save your entry as a PDF or DOC/X. Your name should not appear on the document.

[5] Submit your entry through Submittable. You will need to create an account, if you don't have one. Follow the instructions below on the Submittable form (it will ask for the title of your first poem, your name & mail box, & ask you to upload a PDF or DOC/X).

[6] The deadline for submitting poems is January 28th by 5 pm (Friday; Week One of Block 5).

[7] Winning poems may be printed in the Leviathan. Your entry in the contest implies your permission.

For further information, contact Erica Hardcastle, ehardcastle@coloradocollege.edu.

Adelaide Bender Reville presents The James Yaffe Prize for Short Fiction

[1] Contestants must be Colorado College students, enrolled in the academic year in which the contest occurs.

[2] Stories must be previously unpublished. Only one story (up to 10,000 words) or three to five flash/micro non-fiction pieces per student (500 word max for each flash/micro fiction piece). If submitting short/flash/micro pieces, clearly title each new story or add an asterisk to the end of each story to signify a new work will follow.

[3] Please number the pages and check spelling and punctuation. Margins should be 1½ inch at left and 1 inch margins at right, top and bottom. On the title page include an approximate word count. Do not include your name.

[4] Save your entry as a PDF or DOC/X. Do not include your name in the document file name.

[5] Submit your entry through Submittable. You will need to create an account, if you don't have one. Follow the instructions below on the Submittable form (it will ask for the title of your story, your name & mail box, & ask you to upload a PDF or DOC/X). 

[6] The deadline for submitting your story is January 28th by 5 pm (Friday; Week One of Block 5). 

[7] Winning poems may be printed in the Leviathan. Your entry in the contest implies your permission.  

For further information, contact Erica Hardcastle, ehardcastle@coloradocollege.edu.

The Adelaide Bender Reville Prize for Creative Non-Fiction

Accepting previously unpublished works of creative nonfiction, personal and memoir-style essays, flash nonfiction, and lyrical essays. This DOES NOT include reportage, news articles, blog posts, or similar work.

[1] Any Colorado College undergraduate may participate. Only one essay (up to 10,000 words) or three to five flash/micro non-fiction pieces per student (500 word max for each flash/micro fiction piece). If submitting flash/micro pieces, clearly title each new story or add an asterisk to the end of each story to signify a new work will follow.

[2] Please number the pages and check spelling and punctuation. Margins should be 1½ inch at left and 1 inch margins at right, top and bottom. Do not include your name on the entry itself (you will be able to include it in the form below).

[3] Save the document with the title of your essay or the first essay of your short pieces. DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME IN THE FILE NAME. Save your entry as a PDF or DOC/X.

[4] Submit your entry through Submittable. You will need to create an account, if you don't have one. Follow the instructions below on the Submittable form (it will ask for the title of your essay or first piece, your name & mail box, & ask you to upload a PDF or DOC/X.

[5] The deadline for submitting your essay is January 28th by 5 pm (Friday; Week One of Block 5).


[6] Winning essays may be printed in the Leviathan. Your entry in the contest implies your permission.


For further information, contact Erica Hardcastle, ehardcastle@coloradocollege.edu

Let's celebrate Diné writers and the many ways we engage in craft and creativity!  

There are countless books, articles, tutorials, classes, workshops, and conferences built around craft. And yet, often we are left translating what we learn about writing from a Western-focused tradition of literature into our own understanding through our cultural, political, and historical experiences.  Imagine instead, this issue as a place for us to talk about craft in the many ways we experience it as Diné.

We want to read about skills, techniques, and approaches to writing and to craft elements such as setting, character, voice, narration, lyrical qualities, poetic measure, narration, form, genre, etc. This does not need to be a formal essay, it can be personal, hybrid, or even a series of thoughts or examples. What do you wish you had learned when you started writing?

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If you are a Diné writer and find discussions on craft limiting or unrecognizable within your experience, cultural framework, or sense of art and craft, please consider contributing to this issue. Contributors will be compensated with a stipend.

  • Submit an essay (5,000 word limit) or a video and/or audio of you reading your essay or a presentation.
  • Contact our editor for questions about hybrid and visual texts (comics, collage, art). 


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*This issue is sponsored by Colorado College's English Department, Hairstreak Butterfly Review, Creativity & Innovation, the Race, Ethnicity, and Migration studies program, and Indigenous Studies.

Edited by: Natanya Ann Pulley (Kinyaa’áanii / Táchii’nii)

An Anthology Celebrating Native American Writers & Brevity welcomes submissions through January 31st, 2022.

Submit up to three fiction works (1,500 words each).


In your cover letter, please include your tribal affiliation. 


We are accepting flash fiction works in all genres and styles. Previously published works welcome. 


Please feel free to email me, if you have any questions. My contact information can be found here.


Ahéhee',

Natanya Ann Pulley (editor)

in collaboration with the University of New Mexico Press.





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Natanya Ann Pulley

Natanya Ann Pulley is a Diné writer and her clans through her mother are Kinyaa’áani (Towering House People) and Táchii’nii (Red Running into Water People). She’s published in Waxwing, MonkeyBicycle, SplitLip, and The Offing (among others). Natanya is the founding editor of Hairstreak Butterfly Review and teaches texts by Native American writers, Fiction Writing, and Experimental Forms at Colorado College. Her debut story collection With Teeth was published by New Rivers Press (Oct. 2019) and her writing can be found at natanyapulley.com.



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