Green Briar Review is currently open for submissions and reading for its Winter/Spring 2017 issue.
Please submit only one piece of fiction and/or nonfiction at a time, and no more than two poems. Our response time can run from a few weeks to a few months. Feel free to query (email@example.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 cannot pay.
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.
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.
No more than three poems per submitter. Please submit each poem as a separate submission (.doc, .docx, .rtf); this makes our lives much easier when considering individual poems. 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.