The Laurel Review prints poetry, short fiction, essays and reviews. Aesthetic schools don't matter to us; what matters is that the poem or story or essay presents a real investigation of the art and what it is to be human.

We read all year round, and we try to reply promptly. Simultaneous Submissions are welcome, but please notify us immediately if your piece is taken elsewhere. We prefer a submission be three to six poems or a single story or essay. In short, we want good poems and stories, we hope to be able to recognize them when we get them, and we print what we believe to be the best work submitted.

Please note that there is a two dollar administrative fee for online submissions.

You can submit your work using the button below:

New Submission

If you would rather send your submission through the mail, please include a brief cover letter and a SASE for our reply.

Send submissions to:

GreenTower Press
Department of Language, Literature, and Writing
Northwest Missouri State University 800 University Drive

Maryville, MO 64468