About Great Lakes Review

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. We celebrate the diversity of experiences within the region and wish to publish work that truly showcases every nuance, nook, cranny, and person who either calls the Great Lakes home or who has been impacted by the region. If that’s you, send us your best work.

Submission Guidelines

We are currently closed for submissions. We will open for submissions on June 1, 2024.  Head to our Submissions Guidelines page for details.

Get In Touch

If you’ve got a question that isn’t addressed on our submission guidelines page, please drop us a line. You can also tweet @GreatLakesRev or say hello on IG @greatlakesreview.

Book Review Editor: First Friday Series 

Great Lakes Review is looking for two Book Review Editors to join its ranks as a part of the Great Lakes Review’s First Friday Series. As a Book Review Editor, you will: 

  • Demonstrate a strong command of written communication.
  • Provide a book review of 1,000-2,000 words written by a Great Lakes writer or published by a Great Lakes press within the last two years. You will do so once every three months.
  • Communicate, mostly through email, when needed. In addition, if you will be “off the grid” and, therefore, out of reach for longer than a week, you will be expected to let the Managing Editor know so that journal staff can plan accordingly. 
  • Here is a sample review: https://tinyurl.com/43etz4av

Currently, all positions with the journal are volunteer. However, some perks of working with us here at Great Lakes Review include but are not limited to:

  • First-hand experience working with a regional literary journal that has been around for more than a decade.
  • A chance to collaborate with and meet other writers and editors.
  • A chance to represent the journal at conferences in both the United States and Canada, where one can meet writers, editors, and publishers from around the world.
  • An opportunity to be an integral part of introducing the best writing the region has to offer to a world of readers.
  • A chance to influence new initiatives for an established literary journal. 

The following are required for consideration of Review Editor with Great Lakes Review and should be submitted as a single Word or PDF document arranged in this order:

  • A resume or C.V. highlighting any relevant educational credentials as well as experience in writing, publishing, and/or editing. 
  • A one- to one-and-a-half-page, single-spaced cover letter detailing your applicable experience and interests in working with Great Lakes Review

We can’t wait to learn more about you, your work, and your interest in helping shape Great Lakes Review.

This posting will stay active until all Review Editor positions are filled.

Please send a CV and Cover Letter to: editorsgreatlakesreview@gmail.com