Common Ground Review

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Sean Prentiss, B.Z. Niditch, Marilyn E. Johnston, Daniel Williams, Ann Lauinger, Tim Suermondt, Susan Schultz, Lillo Way
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

We look for poems with strong imagery and interesting ideas that unfold or explode or explore new and unexpected places in 61 lines or less. We like publishing new poets or new work from more established poets. Please note: though we don't charge a reading fee for regular submissions, we do have a contest entry fee for the Spring/Summer Poetry contest.

Tips From the Editor

Keep us interested in what's happening in the poem & with your language. If you rhyme, make sure the rhyme is integral to the poem: form should be an extension of content! Poems must bear the poet's name (each page), address, e-mail (if any), and telephone number. Submit up to 5 poems via Submittable or snail mail, and include a brief biography (about 50 words).

We try to respond in a reasonable amount of time but have limited staff, especially in summer.

Contact Information

Janet Bowdan, Editor
Western New England University
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Last updated: May 03, 2022