Green Briar Review is currently open for submissions and reading for its Spring 2016 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 (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. 

Ends in 4 days, 12 hours $ 10.00
$ 10.00
Green Briar Review 2016 Poetry Prize

The top ten entries will be selected by the GBR staff, and then handed over to Joanna Valente, who will select the top three.

DEADLINE: EXTENDED TO JUNE 30!

ENTRY FEE: $10 (Up to three poems; more details below)

The top 10 list will be announced within 30 days of the end of the contest, and the winner and runners up within 45 days. The winner and runners up will also be published in our Summer 2016 online issue. 

1st Prize: $250 and publication

Top Runners Up: Publication, with the possibility of a small honorarium if submissions are high.

***All entries will be considered for inclusion in the issue.

WRITING CONTEST GUIDELINES:

1. All submissions must be made through Submittable (12-point font, .doc, .docx., .rtf MS Word attachment).

2. The $10 entry fee must be paid online in order for an entry to be considered.

3. 3-poem maximum (all in the same document).

4. You may submit up to five (5) separate entries, but must pay a separate fee for each entry.

5. We will not accept previously published work. Green Briar Review holds first publication rights, but copyright reverts to the author immediately upon publication. The piece(s) will remain in our archives after being published in the fall issue.

6. Feel free to submit simultaneously elsewhere, but do email us immediately and withdraw the submission, if accepted at another journal.  We’ll congratulate you.

7. Winners will be announced within 45 days after the close of the contest (but likely much, much earlier). All contest submissions will be automatically considered for standard publication.

8. We reserve the right to extend the contest beyond the current deadline, but by no more than an additional 30 days.

Ends in 4 days, 12 hours $ 10.00
$ 10.00
Green Briar Review 2016 Nonfiction Prize

The top ten entries will be selected by the GBR staff, and then handed over to Carson Vaughan, who will select the top three.

DEADLINE: EXTENDED TO JUNE 30!

ENTRY FEE: $10 (Per Entry - more below)

The top 10 list will be announced within 30 days of the end of the contest, and the winner and runners up within 45 days. The winner and runners up will also be published in our Summer 2016 online issue. 

1st Prize: $250 and publication

Top Runners Up: Publication, with the possibility of a small honorarium if submissions are high.

***All entries will be considered for inclusion in the issue.

WRITING CONTEST GUIDELINES:

1. All submissions must be made through Submittable (12-point font, .doc, .docx., .rtf MS Word attachment).

2. The $10 entry fee must be paid online in order for an entry to be considered.

3. One piece of nonfiction per entry. We consider all kinds of nonfiction.

4. You may submit up to five (5) separate entries, but must pay a separate fee for each entry.

5. We will not accept previously published work. Green Briar Review holds first publication rights, but copyright reverts to the author immediately upon publication. The piece(s) will remain in our archives after being published in the fall issue.

6. Feel free to submit simultaneously elsewhere, but do email us immediately and withdraw the submission, if accepted at another journal.  We’ll congratulate you.

7. Winners will be announced within 45 days after the close of the contest (but likely much, much earlier). All contest submissions will be automatically considered for standard publication.

8. We reserve the right to extend the contest beyond the current deadline, but by no more than an additional 30 days.

Ends in 4 days, 12 hours $ 10.00
$ 10.00
Green Briar Review 2016 Fiction Prize

The top ten entries will be selected by the GBR staff, and then handed over to Aaron Hamburger, who will select the top three.

DEADLINE: EXTENDED TO JUNE 30!

ENTRY FEE: $10 (Per Story)

The top 10 list will be announced within 30 days of the end of the contest, and the winner and runners up within 45 days. The winner and runners up will also be published in our Summer 2016 online issue. 

1st Prize: $250 and publication

Top Runners Up: Publication, with the possibility of a small honorarium if submissions are high.

***All entries will be considered for inclusion in the issue.

WRITING CONTEST GUIDELINES:

1. All submissions must be made through Submittable (12-point font, .doc, .docx., .rtf MS Word attachment).

2. The $10 entry fee must be paid online in order for an entry to be considered.

3. One story per entry. 

4. You may submit up to five (5) separate entries, but must pay a separate fee for each entry.

5. We will not accept previously published work. Green Briar Review holds first publication rights, but copyright reverts to the author immediately upon publication. The piece(s) will remain in our archives after being published in the fall issue.

6. Feel free to submit simultaneously elsewhere, but do email us immediately and withdraw the submission, if accepted at another journal.  We’ll congratulate you.

7. Winners will be announced within 45 days after the close of the contest (but likely much, much earlier). All contest submissions will be automatically considered for standard publication.

8. We reserve the right to extend the contest beyond the current deadline, but by no more than an additional 30 days.

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


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.
$ 5.00
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

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.

$ 5.00
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 happy to announce that our submissions are on the rise, and we’re looking for additional staff readers. Although the positions are unpaid at this time, it is great experience: you get to evaluate submissions, interact with contributors, and (beginning next month) write content for the new Green Briar blog. There will be the opportunity to move up to a genre editor as well. As we go through the filing of nonprofit status, we intend to secure grants, which will give us the opportunity (hopefully in the near future) to begin paying contributors as well as offer small stipends to staff members.

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.

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