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Good River Review is the journal of the School of Creative and Professional Writing at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, which sits on the Ohio River. Ohio is Seneca for good river. We publish two issues a year and feature book reviews, craft essays, and other important literary news on a rolling basis on our website. Good River Review is a home for work that doesn’t fit neatly into genre categories. We love writing that blurs boundaries, and so contributors will find their work published as prose, lyrics, or drama. Our editors are attracted to writing that launches quickly, speaks to the universal through the particular, and is layered with meaning. In addition, we want to publish the most compelling writing for children and young adults that we can find. The editors of GRR work in collaboration with Spalding School of Writing graduate students who work in an editorial capacity.
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Our submission period is ongoing. Please submit in the category where you think your work best fits. We allow simultaneous submissions, but please access your submission and withdraw it if it is accepted elsewhere. We do not consider previously published material or work currently in press elsewhere. Please do not submit entire book or chapbook manuscripts. Please submit no more than five poems or micro pieces. Those working in longer forms should submit one short story, essay, memoir, or immersive journalism (no more than 5000 words typically), or two shorter stories or lyric essays. We also publish scripts for stage plays or short films, including TV, and will consider publishing links for video of produced scripts. Those writing for children and young adults may submit work in all of the above areas.
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