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Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . . And one fine morning—
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

Welcome to The Green Light, an online literary journal founded by editors Jessica Pearse and Alissa Knop in December 2017. What began as a passion for creative writing burgeoned into a dream for beginning a business in publishing—our green light. We believe that writing is one of the finest, most real expressions of the individual. We seek to publish creative works of poetry and fiction that promote just that.

We publish online issues quarterly in March, June, September, and December.

Now accepting submissions for our March 2018 issue!