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Green Briar Review is an independent literary magazine. We're looking for writing from anywhere that the Green Briar exists, which is probably everywhere. Check out our guidelines and send us something: we'd love to read your work! We believe that the best writing displays an awareness of language—the ironies and contradictions—that are mirrored by the world in which we live. We like the experimental and edgy, the traditional and conservative, the lyrical or minimal.

Green Briar Review accepts nonfiction and fiction in a variety of forms, as well as poetry. Please submit only one piece of fiction and/or nonfiction at a time, and no more than two poems. See our Submissions page for more information. We use Submittable. ​

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ISSN 2330-2690

Geoff Watkinson (2012 - Present)
Founder/Managing Editor/Nonfiction Editor
Geoff founded Green Briar Review in June 2012. He has an MFA from Old Dominion University, where he teaches writing, and has contributed to GuernicaThe Virginian Pilot, Moon City Review, The Good Men Project, and Bluestemamong others. He's received residencies from Wildacres, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, and Drop Forge & Tool. Check him out here.


Michael Alessi (2013 - Present)
Senior Fiction Editor
Michael Alessi's stories have appeared in decomP, Gigantic Sequins, Mid-American Review, NANO Fiction, New Delta Review, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of the first annual Ryan R. Gibbs Award for Short Fiction, an Academy of American Poets Prize, and finalist for an AWP Intro Journals Award and the 2015 Wabash Prize for Fiction. He lives in Chicago.

Phil Quam (2013 - Present)
Senior Fiction Editor
Phil, a native of Virginia Beach where he resides, has an MFA from Old Dominion University, where he teaches writing. He graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in English. Check out an essay by him in FLARE: The Flager Review.

Lucas Flatt (2014 - Present)
Senior Fiction Editor
Lucas has an MFA from Old Dominion University. He teaches freshmen composition at Tennessee Tech University. You can read his work at Sundog Lit, Ellipsis...literature and art, and Fiction Southeast.

Elizabeth Genovise (2014 - Present)
Fiction Editor
​Elizabeth Genovise is a graduate of the MFA program at McNeese State University in Louisiana. Her fiction has been published in The Southern Review, The Pinch, Cold Mountain Review, Pembroke Magazine, The MacGuffin, The Examined Life, and other journals. Her first book of stories, "A Different Harbor," was published in 2014, and her second collection, "Where There Are Two or More," will be out in winter 2015.

Laura Huey Chamberlain (1/2016 - Present)
Fiction Reader
Laura Huey Chamberlain is a proposal manager in the Washington, D.C., area. Before that, she edited academic journals and books and taught literature and writing at various colleges and universities, including Penn State New Kensington and Duquesne University. She currently studies the craft of short fiction at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD, and she's been a finalist for the Glimmer Train Award for New Writers. 


Lucian Mattison (2013 - Present)
Senior Poetry Editor
Lucian Mattison's first full-length collection "Peregrine Nation" (The Broadkill River Press, 2014) won the 2014 Dogfish Head Poetry Prize, judged by Larry Woiwode, Diane Lockward, and Gerry LaFemina. His work appears in The Boiler, Everyday Genius, Hobart, Muzzle Magazine, and Spork, among other journals, and has received Pushcart Prize nominations. To read more visit Lucianmattison.com

Andrew Squitiro (2013 - Present)
Senior Poetry Editor
​Andrew Squitiro’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in [PANK], DIAGRAM, and The Fat City Review. His reviews can be found at The Volta, and Luna Luna Magazine. He teaches undergraduate literature in Norfolk, VA, where he also works as a substitute in the local school district. Find him online here.

Sarah Pringle (2013 - 2016)
Poetry Reader 
Sarah has an MFA from Old Dominion University, where she was the coordinator of the Writers in Community project. She was also a poetry editor for Barely South Review. She teaches creative writing at The Muse Writers Center. Sarah is a citizen of the USA and Canada. Her goal in life is to travel as much as possible!

Devin Stabley-Conde (1/2016 - Present)
Poetry Reader
Devin Stabley-Conde holds a Bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing from SUNY Geneseo, and hails from Youngstown, NY. Her poetry has been featured in journals such as The Adirondack ReviewGandy Dancer, and Cartridge Lit. She seeks to surround herself with good words and good people, and can be found on twitter: @devinsays_

Paul Fauteux (1/2016 - Present)
Poetry Reader
Paul Fauteux has published poetry in journals including Anima MagazineThird Point PressWhite StagAmpersand, and others, in addition to contributing book recommendations to The Lit Pub. "The Best Way to Drink Tea" is his debut chapbook from Plan B Press, and his manuscript for "How to Un-do Things" was a semi-finalist in the 11th Annual Slope Editions Book Prize. He lives in Virginia, where he teaches high school English full-time and adjuncts at Northern Virginia Community College.

Jake Bateman (1/2016 - Present)
Poetry Reader
Jake Bateman is an MFA candidate in poetry at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He is an assistant editor for Chautauqua.

​Former Staff
Sally J. Johnson (2013 - 2015)
Poetry Editor
Sally J. Johnson received her MFA from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she served as Managing Editor for the award-winning literary journal Ecotone. Her poetry and nonfiction have appeared or are forthcoming in the Collagist, Bodega, the Pinch, Weave, Everyday Genius, the Bohemyth, and elsewhere. She works as a publicist in Winston-Salem, NC. Find her online: @sallyjayjohnson

Paul Pastorini (2012 - 2015)
Nonfiction Editor
Paul has an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is an associate editor and contributing writer for Wrightsville Beach Magazine and Lumina News. 

Martha Park​ (3/2015 - 5/2015)
Nonfiction Reader
Martha has an MFA from Hollins University, where she worked as a Graduate Assistant, Teaching Fellow, and Assistant Editor of the Hollins Critic. She's also read submissions for The Pinch Journal.

Kristen Keckler (2014)
Fiction Reader
Kristen Keckler's poems, essays, and stories have appeared in Ecotone, The Iowa Review, Vestal Review, South Dakota Review, Santa Clara Review, Prick of the Spindle, and other journals. She co-authored with Bill Roorbach the 2nd edition of the nonfiction craft guide, Writing Life Stories. She is currently an Assistant Professor in literature at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York.