Written by Ella Peary December 17th, 2018

Green Hills Literary Lantern: Now Seeking Submissions

Previously a well-established print journal, this newly-digitized literary annual published by Truman State University is seeking impactful fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from both emerging and established authors. A partner journal of highly-regarded publications such as The Missouri Review, River Styx, Boulevard, New Letters, Poetry Pacific, and Natural Bridge, Green Hills Literary Lantern is a respected publication. You can get a sense of their style by reading past issues online.

Green Hills Literary Lantern is published once a year online in June or July. The length and quality of their digital publication is comparable to their well-respected print journal.  They accept submissions year-round via email and by post, and submitting authors can expect a response within three to four months.

Authors of fiction may submit short stories, short shorts, and novel excerpts. Green Hills Literary Lantern looks for memorable fiction that stays with the reader long after the story ends. They suggest submitting short stories between 15 and 18 doubled spaced pages, though they accept work of any length. They don’t accept multiple submissions, though they allow authors of “short shorts” to submit two to three stories.

Authors of creative nonfiction may submit essays, memoirs, travel writing, excerpts from longer works, work that challenges genre boundaries, and any other work that could be called creative nonfiction. They generally publish pieces between 15 and 18 pages, though they accept work of any length. They do not accept multiple submissions.

Authors of poetry may submit three to seven poems. They accept poems of any length, though they are unlikely to publish poems fewer than six lines and longer than two pages. They accept both free and formal verse on any topic, though they publish more of the former.

Green Hills Literary Lantern does not accept previously published work. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Green Hills Literary Lantern, please visit their website here.

Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant who works for Authors Publish. Over the past five years she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copy writer and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.


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