Hayden's Ferry Review

Founded in 1986, Hayden’s Ferry Review is a semi-annual, international literary journal edited by the MFA students at Arizona State University. Work from Hayden’s Ferry Review has been included in the Pushcart Prize Anthology, Best American Poetry, and Best New Poets. HFR has notable pieces in Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Mystery Stories, and the Pushcart Prize Anthology. To find out more about anthologies that have included pieces from Hayden’s Ferry Review, please view our complete list.

Hayden’s Ferry Review looks for well-crafted work that takes risks, challenges readers, and engages us emotionally and artistically. A small portion of our publication is solicited from established authors, while the majority of our contributors are chosen from the thousands of manuscripts we receive each year.

Thousand Languages Project

The Thousand Languages Project is a living, ever-developing database featuring translations of the work originally appearing in Hayden’s Ferry Review transformed from its original English into manifold world languages. 

Hayden’s Ferry Review (HFR), the award-winning, international literary journal run by Creative Writing MFA students at Arizona State University, has been publishing writing in translation alongside the work of celebrated and emerging English-language authors for over 30 years. The Thousand Languages Project extends this commitment to cultural exchange by increasing worldwide access to literature originally written in English. Featuring translations created primarily by graduate and undergraduate students of Arizona State University’s School of International Letters and Cultures, the Thousand Languages Project values both the everyday utility of the art and craft of translation and the intellectual and artistic contribution it makes to our larger culture. As translators and artists, we aim to connect people across the globe; to advance translation as an art, science, and necessity; and to document and make accessible the history of one of the literary community’s long-standing institutions.

Thousand Languages is an HFR special project and a Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing initiative at Arizona State University.