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Great Lakes Review

Literary Magazine






Great Lakes Review publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and photography from and about the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada, both in print annually and on a rolling basis digitally.

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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 2000 words max

Max words: 1

Max words: 2000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

short, flash, or micro

Nonfiction - 2000 words max

Max words: 1

Max words: 2000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

short, flash, or micro


Min pieces: 1

Max pieces: 5

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Max pieces: 3

Individual photos taken in the Great Lakes region. In your submission statement, you may wish to clarify where and when your photos were taken.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    Creators from a specific location / ethnic group
    either you are or have been a resident of the Great Lakes Region of the United States or Canada or that the manuscript you’re submitting involves the Great Lakes region of either the United States or Canada

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    Be certain that either you are or have been a resident of the Great Lakes region of the United States or Canada. Your submission will be considered for both print and online publication. Please do not submit in more than one category.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

26 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

16 days

Fastest response time

39 days

Slowest response time

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    Mitch James