General Submissions

Greenspring Review is looking for submissions of the following:

  • Prose
    • Short Stories
    • Scripts/Screenplays
    • Creative Nonfiction
      • Memoirs/Personal Essays
      • Reviews/Opinion Editorials (These pieces must incorporate a story or put the pop culture item/subject in conversation with the author’s experience. See “The Dun Dun is Not Done” for an example of what we’re looking for.)
    • Requirements for a Complete Prose Submission
      • 500-2500 words (1-5 pages)
      • Must be submitted on a Word Document
      • Times New Roman 12pt font
      • Single-spaced
      • First and Last name of the Author(s)
      • Include in the submission a free or Creative Commons featured image (or one will be assigned by the Media Section Editor) and tags to accompany your piece (used to describe your work: genres, themes, keywords, etc.)
        • Multimedia throughout the prose is allowed (i.e. an image, video, song, original illustration, etc.)
  • Poetry
    • Poems
    • Spoken Word (written poem with a video or voice recording of you performing it)
    • Requirements for a Complete Poetry Submission
      • 1-3 pages (Double column pages are considered two pages.)
      • Must be submitted on a Word Document
      • Times New Roman 12pt font
      • First and Last name of the Author(s)
      • Include in the submission a free or Creative Commons featured image (or one will be assigned by the Media Section Editor) and tags to accompany your piece (used to describe and help find your work: genres, themes, keywords, etc.)
        • Multimedia throughout the poetry is allowed (i.e. an image, video, song, original illustration, etc.)
  • Media
    • Artwork (illustrations/drawings; collages; pictures of paintings, sculptures, or fashion designs)
    • Photography
    • Short Films/Skits (5 minutes or less)
    • Songs (lyrics with video or voice recording of song)

A few things to remember:

If you do not adhere to the submission requirements, your work cannot be accepted until it meets those submission requirements.

All submissions must be your original work, no exceptions.

If you are not the sole author/creator of a piece of work, list the additional co-authors/co-creators.

Work published previously on a student’s blog or personal website is allowed.

You may submit more than one work in more than one genre, just make it a separate submission.

For each issue, we will select a piece from each section—Prose, Poetry, Media—to feature both in the magazine and during the release party.

Send all questions to greenspringreview@gmail.com.

After you submit your work(s), we will email you to inform you whether your submission(s) was/were accepted or rejected. While we may receive many fine works, not all submissions can be accepted to the GSR.

Editing is a relationship, so GSR will not change the work without the author’s/creator’s approval.

We are willing to review work that has already been rejected, but only if it has undergone major revision.

Creator’s Rights Statement: By submitting work to Greenspring Review, creators give Greenspring Review’s publication nonexclusive rights to edit the creator’s work, publish the creator’s work for current or future issues, archive the creator’s work, and include in marketing material.

Submission Instructions:

Click “Select File” to choose file you’d like to upload, then click the “Upload File” button. Repeat this process until all relevant files (written work, pictures of artwork, recordings, videos, featured image etc.) are uploaded. In the “File Title” section, be sure to include the titles of your submission. Then write us a brief cover letter about your piece and include the tags, which are used to describe and help find your work: genres, themes, keywords, etc. We look forward to seeing your work!

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