Submissions are Open!

MockingHeart friends! Can you believe it’s already December?

It’s that time of year again–submissions are now open for MHR 7.1, the Winter 2022 issue of MockingHeart Review! You can submit from today until December 31st.

Our theme for this issue is Tranquility. This is an aspirational notion for many of us–the idea of finding calm amidst the whirling maelstrom of these rough recent years. But the best things in life surely take time–so we hope you’ll explore this theme in your creative pieces over this month, from whatever angle seems best to you! When you’re ready, send your poetry and/or artwork our way–we look forward to experiencing it.

In need of a little inspiration, or looking for some fantastic material to read and enjoy? Check out our last issue, MHR 6.3–we have a feeling you’ll dig it.

Here’s to you, as we begin a whole new volume of MHR. We’re so glad you’ve decided to be on this ride with us, friends. Thank you again for your excellent work in the world.

Tyler Robert Sheldon, Editor-in-Chief

Pushcart Prize Nominations!

Hi, MockingHeart friends,

We at MockingHeart Review are proud to announce this year’s nominations for the Pushcart Prize:

“Remember Your Mother-in-Law,” by Marjorie Saiser

“Or How Do You Keep Track of All the Keys You Once Owned?,” by Hedy Habra

“Child Refusing Sleep,” by Thomas Mixon

“Faces,” by Andrew McSorley

“Father’s Day,” by Matthew J. Andrews

“The Way Back Was Always Slower,” by Meghan Sterling

Congratulations to these poets, and many thanks to ALL of our MHR contributors for your excellent work in the world–it’s a privilege to read and publish your creations. Here’s to another great MockingHeart Review year!

P.S. – More information about the Prize and Pushcart Press can be found here.

Tyler Robert Sheldon, Editor-in-Chief

MHR’s Fall 2021 Issue Goes Live Tomorrow!

Hi, MockingHeart friends!

Happy Fall! I hope you’re all doing well and hanging in there, as this cozy season makes its way into the world once again. Tomorrow we’ll be publishing our Fall 2021 issue, MHR 6.3, and we’re really excited to share its excellent poetry and artwork with you. We promise it’ll be the perfect accompaniment to a pumpkin-y drink, or else to an evening bonfire with friends and family, the crisp air and woodsmoke mingling overhead.

For my own part, I can barely wait! Watch this space, friends.

Autumnally yours,

Tyler Robert Sheldon, Editor-in-Chief

Six Years of MockingHeart Review!

Hi, MockingHeart friends!

I hope you’re faring well, and to those who have just weathered Hurricane Ida, our thoughts are especially with you today. I hope that you have access to your usual utilities, and that your homes and lives haven’t incurred any damage.

I just wanted to pass you a few notes! First: as of today, submissions to our Fall 2021 issue are CLOSED. We’ll reopen to subs (for our Winter 2022 issue) in December.

ALSO–today marks MHR‘s sixth birthday! We’re so glad to be in the world as a journal of poetry and art, and wanted to say thank you very much! to you, our readers and past, present, and future contributors, for helping make this fantastic journey possible! We look forward to bringing you more excellent issues in the years to come–and remember that our Fall 2021 issue will be published on October 1st.

If you’re in the mood to celebrate with us, take a look through our blog, Beats, to revisit some of the wonderful moments we’ve shared with writers and artists including you! Also have a look through our previous issues, if you have the time–they’re all available to read for free! The fantastic work of MHR‘s past continues to inform the shape of our future.

Have a relaxing week, MHR friends, and thank you again for your excellent work in the world.

Cheers,

Tyler Robert Sheldon, Editor-in-Chief

One Week Left to Submit!

Hi, MockingHeart friends,

Hoping you’re healthy and happy these days! It’s a busy week already, so I won’t take up too much of your time–I just wanted to pass you a note. There are still seven days (well, eight if you count today) to send your poetry and/or artwork our way! Submissions are open until the end of this month. We’ve received some great work already–to those who have submitted in recent days, we’ll get back to you soon–and we can’t wait to experience yours!

Take care, and stay well. We look forward to bringing you another great issue of MHR in October.

Tyler Robert Sheldon, Editor-in-Chief

Submissions are Open!

MockingHeart friends! Happy August.

It’s that time of year again–submissions are now open for MHR 6.3, the Fall 2021 issue of MockingHeart Review! You can submit from today until August 31st.

Our theme for this issue is Endurance–a fitting topic to explore, from whatever angle seems best to you, in these difficult years where so much of it is needed. When you’re ready, send your poetry and/or artwork our way! We look forward to experiencing it.

We hope you’re staying healthy, happy, and inspired. Keep on creating, friends. Thank you for reading and submitting work to MHR–we’re so very glad you’re here. And as always, thank you for the excellent work you do in the world.

Tyler Robert Sheldon, Editor-in-Chief

Our Spring/Summer 2021 Issue is HERE!

Welcome back, MockingHeart Friends!

Our new issue is now published, and you can take a look at it here! We hope that you enjoy these excellent works of art and words–and that, in this new year that sometimes feels so much like the last, you might feel inspired to create as well. 

I hope that you’re healthy and at ease, and that you’ve had a chance to engage with your creative self since the last time we talked. Have a fulfilling week, MHR friends, and thank you for all the excellent work you do in the world!

Tyler Robert Sheldon, Editor-in-Chief

Submissions are Open!

MockingHeart friends! Happy April.

It’s that time of year again–Submissions are now open for MHR 6.2, the Spring/Summer 2021 issue of MockingHeart Review! You can submit from today until April 30th.

This issue has NO dedicated theme–so when you’re ready, send your poetry and/or artwork our way! We look forward to experiencing it.

We hope you’re staying healthy, happy, and inspired. Keep on creating, friends–and as always, thank you for the excellent work you do in the world.

Tyler Robert Sheldon, Editor-in-Chief

One Week Until Our Spring/Summer Reading Period!

Hi, MockingHeart Friends! It’s been a while. I hope you’re well, and that you’ve been able to take some time for self-care in this new year.

Just to pass you a note–our Spring/Summer 2021 issue will be open for submissions from April 1-30, 2021, with a planned June 1, 2021 publication date! Take a bit of time to reflect and create–we’d love to see your work this reading period!

Our Spring/Summer 2021 Issue has NO theme. Submit whatever poetry and/or art suits you best! We’ll be excited to see it. And please pass the word along! If you know an artist or writer who’s been considering the brave act of putting their work out into the world, we’d be thrilled to hear from them.

Finally: If you haven’t yet taken a peek at our splendid Winter 2021 issue, please do! Several excellent pieces await you therein. You’ll come away feeling inspired!

Thanks again! Keep up your excellent work in the world, and we’ll see you soon.

Tyler Robert Sheldon, Editor-in-Chief

Our Winter 2021 Issue is HERE!

Hi again, MockingHeart Friends!

Our new issue is now published, and you can take a look at it here! We hope that you enjoy these excellent works of art and words–and that, in this new year that sometimes feels so much like the last, you might feel inspired to create as well. 

For those impacted by our world’s current crises (ever-multiplying as they seem to be), please know that our thoughts and hopes remain with you. Have a fulfilling weekend, MHR friends, and thank you for all the excellent work you do in the world!

Tyler Robert Sheldon, Editor-in-Chief