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Submission Guidelines

We are accepting submissions through Halloween (October 31, 2016).

We only accept submissions through Submittable.

In your cover letter, please include the following:

  • Your full name.
  • Your student ID number.
  • Your school and the program you are enrolled in.
  • Your email address.


  • All submissions must be typed in 12 point Times New Roman font, have the pages numbered, and should include the author's name and the email address on the top of the first page of each submission.
  • All prose should be double spaced. All poetry should be single spaced.
  • No more than 5 poems may be submitted per applicant.
  • No more than 1 work in fiction or creative non-fiction may be submitted per applicant.
  • No more than 1 poem per page.
  • We do not accept simultaneous submissions or previously published work.
  • There are no restrictions on subject matter, form, or length. Quality in all quantities is welcome.

The Gordian Review is an annual online publication operated by graduate students for graduate students in an effort to present the world a sneak peek of the next generation of writers.

As a branch of Texas Review Press, The Gordian Review combines almost forty years of experience with the fresh ideas of the new generation.

It is our mission to collect and present the best samples of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction from our peers at universities around the country.

Our 2015/2016 Editors

  • Editor in Chief: Alec Brewster
  • Editor of Poetry: Mike Hilbig
  • Editor of Fiction: Julian Kindred
  • Editor of Non-Fiction: Timothy Bardin
  • Assistant Editor: Keely Disman