Green Briar Review is currently reading for its Spring 2022.
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Please submit one piece of fiction and/or nonfiction at a time, or four poems (submitted in a single document - see genre guidelines). 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (for prose; poetry has no such requirement), 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 a new fiction editor, as well as readers in each genre. 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.
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.
Submit one to four poems in a single document (.doc, .docx, .rtf), one poem per page, using standard 12 point font (no images, please). We are open to many styles and aesthetics, but are especially drawn to poems that don't shy away from technical virtuosity, poems that embrace the integrity of the line. Please submit just once per reading period. In your cover letter, list the poem titles, along with a brief bio.
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.