Lit Cleveland & Gordon Square Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Gordon Square Review Submissions

Regular submissions for Gordon Square Review will open for submissions August 1, 2022 and close October 1, 2022.

Gordon Square Review pays a modest honorarium for accepted work ($25 per accepted prose piece and $10 per accepted poem). 

Gordon Square Review requests that all work submitted for publication be previously unpublished in any print or online venues, including personal blogs and social media accounts. 

Gordon Square Review welcomes simultaneous submissions. We ask that you withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere. If your work is accepted elsewhere, and after you have withdrawn the accepted submission, you may resubmit to us during the same reading period.

Gordon Square Review encourages writers to submit poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. For genre specific guidelines, please see below. 

  • Poetry Submission. Only include one poem in your submission. We request that no cover letter or author bio be included in your submission. Instead, please share with Gordon Square Review what the poem is about, the writing process of the poem, and any context you believe is important to know while reading poem.
  • Fiction Submission. Only include one story in your submission. The word limit is 7,500 words (if fewer than 7,500 words, that is okay). We request that no cover letter or author bio be included in your submission. Instead, please share with Gordon Square Review what the story is about, the writing process of the story , and any context you believe is important to know while reading story.
  • Nonfiction Submission. Only include one story or essay in your submission. The word limit is 1,000 words (if fewer than 1,000 words, that is okay). We request that no cover letter or author bio be included in your submission. Instead, please share with Gordon Square Review what the story or essay is about, the writing process of the story or essay, and any context you believe is important to know while reading story or essay.
Lit Cleveland & Gordon Square Review