Green Lion Journal is now accepting submissions for GLJ Blog. Submissions for the blog are open year round and are free. Send us 1 to 3 pieces of your best work in the body of the email or in a single attached document to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Submission [Your Name] GLJ Blog.” Maximum line count for each poem is 45. Keep your prose 300 words or less. Preference is for unpublished pieces, but published work is also accepted. If your work has been published elsewhere please leave a note at the bottom of your submission stating where your poem or prose piece has previously appeared and make sure you have retained the rights. Please visit the Summa/Submit page for a complete guide to submission.
In the body of the email include a short cover letter and a small bio, and if you feel friendly, a picture of yourself.
Confessional verse is very welcome here. Green Lion likes pieces that impact the chest, stretch the nerves, and invoke that white hot feeling of surrender to emotion. The work does not necessarily have to be dark and sinister; in fact, if you can avoid this route, you should. What Green Lion looks for is introspective, explosive, and attached; detached nihilism and ersatz spooky lines will likely get you rejected. (Though if you truly feel you have “it”, send it in regardless.) Poetry and prose that holds the sensation of intense caring and need, inner conflict and internal analysis will hit the notes that will get you published.
Green Lion Journal is awaiting your power, your pain, your words. Swallow the Sun.
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