Issue 29

Spring 2022

The newest issue of Coal Hill Review examines a kaleidoscope of loss and how people face their realities and reckon with them. The work in this issue examines flaws and failures with open arms, and while there may not always be solutions to the ways people harm themselves or others, each work brings forth a cathartic expression of creativity in the face of decay.

Issue 28

Fall 2021

All the editors of CHR are thrilled to be able to share Issue 28 with you. As another year quickly comes to an end, we, the editors of CHR, found ourselves drawn to work that reflected this contemplative and transitional time.

Issue 27

Winter 2021

The 27th issue of Coal Hill Review features work that explores the self and connection to one's family, as well as the nature of decay. This issue's writers delve into these ideas with curiosity and poignancy. Join them as they unravel what it means to know oneself.

Issue 26

Fall 2020

From poems that pause on the detritus of nature’s minute life forms and cycles of life and loss to fiction that imagines new forms of companionship in order to brave loneliness, the work in issue 26 magnifies the undercurrents of connection and disconnection that shape our worlds.

Issue 25

Summer 2020

Our newest issue offers pieces that tug at our heart-centers; works that span the ache of family and interpersonal relationships, to the myriad elements that fill bodies. This issue will take you on a visceral journey from head to heart to home—challenging readers to submerge themselves fully.

Issue 24

Winter 2020

The work in the Winter 2020 Issue of Coal Hill Review features a selection of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that are reflective and bold.

Issue 23

Fall 2019

Issue 23 emphasizes the reality of loss, discovery and wild nature of acceptance. Celebrate the agency of these emerging and established writers.

Issue 22

Summer 2019

Our extended summer issue includes two book reviews, an interview of Pittsburgh poet Robert Gibb, and brand new poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. We're thrilled to have such a thematically diverse issue this season. Enjoy!