Beechwood Review is a digital and print publication featuring visual art, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. The name comes from the street that my grandmother lived on for the majority of the time that I knew her, Beechwood Way. She was a woman who appreciated literature, film, the arts, and humor, especially fart humor.

We don’t take ourselves too seriously here, and by we I mean me. I say “we” in the hopes that you think there’s a big team behind this small review, but there isn’t. It’s just me, Richard J. Heby—writer and editor from New York City. I like minimalism. I believe chaos and reason are closely connected. I like words and pictures that show that. I started this review to place to showcase that kind of work and to bring attention to authors and work that may otherwise go unnoticed.

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  1. According to the records I keep, Beechwood Review accepted my story “What?” for publication. When I tried checking on correspondence with Beechwood, I could not find anything, not even a record of submission.

    Did I imagine that I submitted “What?” and it was accepted. I don’t hallucinate much, but it is possible.

    Thanks for your help, Doug.

    1. Hi Doug! Yes you did not hallucinate. Although change around a few letters in the first line of “What?” and it it would seem like a story about yourself! I’ll be posting your piece to the website on Wednesday July 1.

    1. Upon receipt of 100 pages worth of worthy content, we will close the open-call for submissions and release the second issue soon afterwards. Thank you!

    1. It’s true Nichole! Read through submissions guidelines (beechwoodreview.com/submit) before submitting, and please note we’re not currently open for submissions until the end of the month.

  2. Hi Richard,

    You published some of my poetry in your last issue, so I thought I’d ask if you’d like a free copy of my new collection, On the Edge of a Very Small Town.

    If you’re interested, just shoot me a snail mail address and I’ll put your copy in the mail.

    Thanks again for accepting my work,

    Mark Jackley

    1. Mark, would love a copy. I’ll email you my details. How long’s the book? I’m happy to give it a read through, but typically will only review works up to 100 pages or shorter.

  3. I am thrilled to have found this “little” review, Richard. It is this kind of pure love of all thing brief and beautiful that give hope to the artists and writers known only to friends and family who seek to make a more lasting imprint for those who may find a lost painting or scrap of paper years from now. Thank you
    Jerry Dreesen

  4. Hello. Your website has been added my list at https://dlshirey.com/flash-fiction-list/. There are over 280 publications, like yours, that feature writers’ shorter works, not longer pieces. Click on over to see if I’ve gotten your info correct.

    Please, if you think other writers will find this list valuable, I’d appreciate you spreading the word in a tweet or post. Oh, and If you know of other sites that I’ve missed, give me a shout. —DL Shirey

    1. Hey Fred – well there’s no hard date, as I’m still editing and formatting BR3. But once that’s I anticipate it’ll be Fall 2017 when we reopen for submissions.

  5. Well, I just figured out that Issue 3 is available on Amazon. And I ordered a copy. I didn’t know how to order it. You must be swamped. Hope to see updates on your website before too long. Hang in there! –cathy

    1. Cathy – it’s a treat to hear from you, and I hope you enjoy BR3. Many talented writers in there. You’re right, though, I’ve been swamped. I apologize! Working on a book with an amazingly talented writer & artist. Stay tuned 😀

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