Green Briar Review is currently reading for its Spring 2020 issue.
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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, 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 (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, 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.
Fruit of the Loom® ink printed heavy cotton HD™ T-shirt.
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The current running costs for Green Briar Review are approximately $100 per month. We appreciate any donation that you can make to help us offset these costs. Our goal, always, is to do anything we can to try to offset these costs so that we can continue growing well into the future. Thank you!
-Geoff Watkinson, Founder/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.
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.
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. 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.