Thank you for your interest in The Green Light. Please take a moment to closely review our submission guidelines as they apply to your work.

We love to read all sorts of writing—click here to get to know us.


  • We publish our 2018 issues biannually, with June and December publications.
    • The deadline for our June 2018 issue is May 18, 2018.
  • We welcome submissions year-round, but if your entry falls after the deadline, we will add this to our next issue’s reading batch.


  • Please submit your work to our inbox at
    • Include your name, a brief cover letter, and your piece(s) for consideration.
      • Attach your piece(s) in a single Word (.doc or .docx) document.
    • If your work is accepted, we will ask you for a short bio, which we will include at the beginning of each issue.
  • Please submit no more than 2 times per year.
  • We welcome simultaneous submissions, but ask that you notify us if your piece is accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • We do not accept previously published work.


Please submit no more than 5 poems, or a maximum of 20 pages. To get a feel of everything Jessica loves about writing, here are a few of her very favorite poems:


Please submit a piece no more than 5,000 words (flash fiction is accepted). To get into the mind of Alissa, check out these short stories she reads again and again: