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PFN – Great Lakes Review Seeks Submissions for the Indigenous Issue

September 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Voluntary Fees: This project accepts voluntary fees for “tip jar” submissions.


Great Lakes Review is open for submissions to our Special Indigenous Issue from July 1, 2022, through September 1, 2022. Regular submissions will be open starting September 1, 2022.

Approximately 120 bands of Indigenous and First Nations peoples have occupied the Great Lakes basin over the course of recorded history. As the only regional literary journal solely dedicated to the Great Lakes region, Great Lakes Review is excited to curate an Indigenous special issue. By doing so, we aspire to bring awareness of the journal to Indigenous and First Nations writers of the Great Lakes and abroad, in turn allowing us to share their creations with the world.

As always, we welcome fiction, poetry, and nonfiction created in and about the Great Lakes region. However, for this issue, we’re accepting work by Indigenous and First Nations creators only. These creators can be native to the region, native to other regions but creating work from within the basin of the Great Lakes, or native to other regions but creating work informed by the Great Lakes region.

Regional Connection

Be certain that either you are or have been a resident of the Great Lakes Region of the United States or Canada or that the manuscript you’re submitting involves the Great Lakes region of either the United States or Canada. Great Lakes Review is a regional journal; therefore, the regional connection must be apparent.

Just to be clear, you can be a current or past resident of the Great Lakes and submit work that doesn’t necessarily have to do with the region, or you can be from somewhere other than the Great Lakes but submit work in which the Great Lakes is integral to the work. In short, you cannot be from somewhere other than the Great Lakes and submit work that has nothing to do with the Great Lakes.

Submission Statement

With your submission, please include a Submission Statement of three to five sentences explaining either your connection to the Great Lakes or your work’s connection to the Great Lakes. Please include this statement in the Submittable form and in the body of your submission as well, preferably at the start.

Please do not include explicit identifying information (name, race, gender, sexual orientation, or past publications) in your Submission Statement. We want to judge all submissions on the quality of the writing only. The Submission Statements will dictate whether or not the editors proceed considering your submission, so please take time to ensure your statement is anonymous and the connection to the region is explicit.


September 1
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Great Lakes Review


Great Lakes Review