Grey Sparrow Journal

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction
Representative Authors: 
Seasoned and emerging voices welcome. Grey Sparrow's national treasures have included Jo Harjoy, Natasha Trethewey, Simon Perchik, Hugh Fox, Maxine Kumin, Thomas Smith, Kate Smith, Ron Singer, Marie Williams, Rae Armantrout, Robert Pinsky, Robert Bly and more.
Online, Digital, Video
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Approximately 30
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
"Grey Sparrow Journal" is biannual. "Snow Jewel" is sporadic.
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
Greater than 10,000

Editorial Focus

Strictly literary writing please; flash and poetry. Emerging and established voices are welcome. Sparrow poets address global issues that haunt us all. Book manuscripts are published sporadically. Grey Sparrow Journal also offers a "National Treasure" series in poetry and features a Pulitzer Prize writer for most issues and/or a national treasure from a country outside the United States. 

Tips From the Editor

Editor Diane Smith [ALM, Harvard University] publishes poetry, flash fiction, fine art, and photography. Review the ezine before submitting work. The Sparrow's Journal has a large online following with over 1,000,000 cumulative visitors since inception. Forward Grey Sparrow Journal submissions and book manuscripts to: for review.  Watch at the site for calls regarding Snow Jewel.  

Contact Information

Diane Smith, Founder and Principal Editor
4120 N. Camino de Carrillo
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Last updated: Jul 24, 2023