Green Briar Review is currently reading for its Winter 2019 issue. We will publish part of the issue online; the full issue will be in print! All contributors will receive a T-shirt with the Green Briar logo, as well as a contributor's copy. 

By submitting, you are agreeing to signup for our quarterly newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time. We do not send spam.

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, and no more than two poems.  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 cannot pay in cash. But we do compensate with a pretty cool T-shirt and a contributor's copy. We are working hard to make the journal financially self-sufficient, and then be able to pay an honorarium to each contributor. 

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.
For $5, we'll respond within seven days to a piece of nonfiction up to 6000 words, or three pieces of flash nonfiction (up to 1000 words each). 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.

Our running costs are around $75 per month. That comes out of our pockets. We're not trying to make money, but just help with those running costs so that we can continue to operate in the long run. It's much easier to eat $20 or $30 per month than it is $75. We appreciate your support! - Geoff Watkinson, Editor

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.
Fiction and Flash Fiction. For $5, we'll respond within seven days to 3 flash pieces (each up to 1000 words), or a short story (up to 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.

Our running costs are around $75 per month. That comes out of our pockets. We're not trying to make money, but just help with those running costs so that we can continue to operate in the long run. It's much easier to eat $20 or $30 per month than it is $75. We appreciate your support! - Geoff Watkinson, Editor


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.

For $5, we'll respond within seven days. No more than three poems per submission (please include all poems in the same document).  Include, in your brief cover letter, your name, email address, and phone number. Please also include this information on your submission.

Our running costs are around $75 per month. That comes out of our pockets. We're not trying to make money, but just help with those running costs so that we can continue to operate in the long run. It's much easier to eat $20 or $30 per month than it is $75. We appreciate your support! - Geoff Watkinson, Editor


We're interested in any/all photography or art.  Send it our way.

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. 

We’re looking for a poetry reader to join our team! 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. 

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.

Thank you for your interest.

Green Briar Review