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Green Mountains Review

About Green Mountains Review: Green Mountains Review publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, literary essays, interviews, and book reviews. We print work by both well-known writers and promising newcomers.

Contact Information:

Johnson State College

Johnson, VT  05656

Phone: (802) 635-1350



Submission/Subscription Information:

Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: yes Reading period: 9/1-3/1 Response time: 6 months Payment: see website Contests: see website ISSN: 0895-9307 Founded: 1987 Issues per year: 2 Distributors: Ingram, Armadillo Copy Price: $9.50 Sample copy (postpaid): $7 Subscription: $15

Publisher’s Description: Green Mountains Review, now in its 24th year, is an award-winning journal of international scope. Our work appears regularly in Best American Poetry and Pushcart Prize anthologies as well as online in Verse Daily and Poetry Daily.

GMR’s special issues include one featuring Vermont state poet Galway Kinnell as well as various multicultural issues: one showcasing Pulitzer Prize winning Caribbean poet Derek Walcott, two devoted to contemporary Chinese and Japanese writers, and a fourth presenting new multicultural writing in America. Another all-fiction issue, “Women, Community and Narrative Voice,” features an interview with short story writer Grace Paley. A special issue devoted to literary ethnography, “Conjuring the Other,” includes an interview with Howard Norman.

Our 10th anniversary double-issue, “American Poetry at the End of the Millennium,” compiles essays and poetry by Mark Doty, Albert Goldbarth, Michael Harper, Yusef Komunyaaka, Maxine Kumin, Heather McHugh, William Matthews, Mary Oliver, Alicia Ostriker, Gary Soto, and James Tate, among others. Our 15th anniversary double-issue celebrates the renaissance of comedic verse in contemporary poetry, including such writers as Julia Alvarez, John Ashbery, Billy Collins, Russell Edson, Bob Hicok, and Dean Young. Our 20th anniversary issue double-issue, Literature of the American Apocalypse, represents the work of over eighty writers, including Ellen Bass, Christopher Buckley, Tracy Daugherty, Denise Duhamel, B.H. Fairchild, Brian Henry, Bob Hicok, H.L. Hix, T.M. McNally, Benjamin Percy, Reginald Shepherd, Betsy Sholl, Alexander Theroux, Charles Harper Webb, and Walter Wetherell. This issue includes poems and prose, darkly comic or deadly serious, that center on American dread, inspired by everything from the Bush Administration’s war on terror and war on privacy, to continuing threats of environmental degradation, nuclear annihilation, world-ravaging disease, or whatever else can be imagined by an end-of-days mind.

Recent issues:

“Vermont Double Laureate Team-Up" (Volume 27 Number 1) featuring poetry by Karina Borowiciz, David Dodd Lee, Matthew Lippman, Caitlin Maling, Naomi Mulvihill, Eric Roy, Dianne Seuss, Julia Shipley, Vivian Teter, Charles Harper Webb, Corey Zeller; fiction by Joshua Corey, Grant Faulkner, Duncan Greenlaw, Kathryn Henion, Gina Keicher, Cynthia Larsen, Bobbie Ann Mason, Ryan Meany, Kyle C. Mellen, Pamela Painter, and Meg Pokrass; nonfiction by Christopher Shaw, Tyrone Shaw, and Tony Whedon; and Vermont Laureate Collaboration with Sydney Lea and James Kochalka.

Our Fall/Winter issue features the prizewinners of this year’s Neil Shepard Prizes in Poetry and Fiction and the Brattleboro Literary Festival Flash Fiction Contest Whose Title We Are Beginning to Rethink. This issue also contains a special feature on sculptor Won Lee, with a photographs of his work along with an essay and interview by Barbara E. Murphy. Also, poetry by Matt Bialer, Melissa Broder, Dounia Choukri, Joshua Corey, Geffrey Davis, Denise Duhamel, Albert Goldbarth, and Bob Hicok; fiction by Dorothy Bendel, Janey Gibilisco, Karl Taro Greenfeld, and Nancy Ludmerer; nonfiction by Barbara E. Murphy; and more.

The spring 2013 issue is packed with nearly 250 pages of poetry, essays, fiction, and art. The issue features 14 new poems and a craft essay by Tony Hoagland, as well as eight full-color collages (and two stories) by West Coast art and design icon Lou Beach. Then there's the writing itself--by Julianna Baggott, Elizabeth Bradfield, Weston Cutter, Luke B. Goebel, Albert Goldbarth, Sarah Rose Etter, Brian Evenson, Mark Halliday, Kenneth Hart, Sasha West, and many more!


last updated 06/09/2014