Great Lakes Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

The Great Lakes Review publishes writing from and about the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada. We celebrate the diversity of experiences within the region, and work we consider for publication must reflect the area in some way.

Submissions for the print journal are currently CLOSED. We will still consider essays on place of a thousand words or less for our Narrative Map project. Please find us on facebook and twitter @greatlakesrev for future announcements. 

General Guidelines:

Your writing should be carefully proofread and generally error free prior to submission. Also, submissions will only be considered with a brief bio of 100 or fewer words.

Submit multiple pieces of writing individually, but please send us no more than 2 works of prose or five poems per reading period. Failure to do so will result in an automatic rejection.

If your questions aren't answered here, check in with or with editor John Counts at


Great Lakes Review