Green Briar Review is currently reading for its Winter 2021 issue as we are coming out of a COVID hiatus. We will publish poetry for this upcoming issue, but will not be reading poetry after January 2022. 

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The first 200 submissions each month are free. After that, we charge a small $3 reading fee to help fund the journal. You are welcome to support us, too, by paying $5 for a response within seven days. 

Please submit only one piece of fiction and/or nonfiction at a time.  We also accept reviews and commentary (see the forms below). Our response time can run from a few weeks to a few months. Feel free to query (info@greenbriarreview.com) after four months. We do not accept previously published material. We do accept, however, unsolicited simultaneous submissions, but please inform us immediately if the work has been accepted elsewhere by withdrawing the piece from Submittable.

Green Briar Review simply asks for first serial rights and to keep your work in our archives online, with the potential—in the future (hopefully not so distant)—to publish your material in print (in which case you would be notified and we would ask permission). All rights revert back to the author upon publication: you retain ownership of your work.  If you do decide to reprint material we have published, please mention that the work first appeared in Green Briar Review.

You're welcome to include a bio with your cover letter.  We'll want one once your work is accepted.

Your submission should be double-spaced, size 12 font, Times New Roman. On the first page, include your name, email address, phone number, and a word count. This is relatively standard, but the uniformity makes reading submissions much easier. And we’ll like you a lot for that.

Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to pay.

We’re looking for editors to join our team in all genres! Although the positions are unpaid at this time, it is great experience: you get to evaluate submissions, interact with contributors, and write content for the Green Briar blog, should you choose. 

Please submit a short cover letter (no more than 250 words is necessary - shorter is fine too) that details why you'd like the position and why you think you're qualified, and attach a CV.

We will ask you to review 20-30 submissions per week - a few hours of work, on your time!

Thank you for your interest.

We accept essays--lyrical, persuasive, personal, meditative--memoir, literary journalism, open letters to people who will likely never read it or to things that can't, travel writing, or just about anything else you can classify as nonfiction.  Just keep it under 6000 words.  Please use size 12 font, Times New Roman, double spaced.  Include, in your brief cover letter, your name, email address, and phone number.  Please also include this information on your submission.

Nonfiction submissions under 1000 words. Send us up to three pieces, all submitted separately. Please use size 12 font, Times New Roman, double spaced.  Include, in your brief cover letter, your name, email address, and phone number.  Please also include this information on your submission.

We accept short stories (up to 6000 words), but please no genre fiction (sci fi, romance, etc). Otherwise, we will read anything. We also accept short-shorts, microfiction, or whatever else you'd like to call it (up to 1000 words), but please use our Flash Fiction category.  Please use size 12 font, Times New Roman, double spaced.  Include, in your brief cover letter, your name, email address, and phone number.  Please also include this information on your submission.

Fiction submissions under 1000 words. Send us up to three pieces, all submitted separately. Please use size 12 font, Times New Roman, double spaced.  Include, in your brief cover letter, your name, email address, and phone number.  Please also include this information on your submission.

We're interested in any/all photography or art.  Send it our way. Please include up to 25 files here. DO NOT SUBMIT SEPARATE SUBMISSIONS: this takes submissions away from our other contributors. Thank you for understanding.

Books & Film. Less than 2000 words.

We are interested in anything politically and culturally focused: technology, science, economics, climate, relationships, race, travel, religion. Less than 2000 words, preferably. 

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