Winter 2018 Diana Y Paul Climate Change
Climate Change, Artist and Writer Diana Y. Paul

Poetry and Flash Fiction, Online Biannual Publication:  January 1st and  July 31st

A brief letter of introduction, including name, email address, postal address, word count, and a 150 word biographical sketch about the author and/or artist must accompany all submissions to Editor Diane Smith at

Please submit three to five poems or one flash fiction of 1,000 words or less.  Please wait a minimum of six months before submitting new work after a rejected submission and one year after publication with Grey Sparrow Journal. We do not accept previously published work except by special arrangement and/or request by Grey Sparrow staff. Simultaneous submissions are accepted and noted in the writers’ submissions. If submissions are placed elsewhere before Grey Sparrow secures the right for publication, inform Grey Sparrow immediately at  Please, no partial withdrawals are accepted.  If one or more poems are accepted elsewhere, the entire submission is withdrawn.  Legal names, not pen names, must represent an author’s publication.

Upon application for review, you warrant you are submitting your original poetry. All submissions are subject to edit and poets are required to work with an editor if their submission is chosen for publication. New venues for re-publication should not be sought until twelve months have lapsed from the date of publication.

We do not publish pornography or horror. In general, we do not entertain stories that contain gratuitous drug use and/or abuse.  We do not publish excerpts from novels or work in a series. There is no reading fee for general submissions.  We do not pay our contributors.  One free issue is given to contributors for the print journal, Snow Jewel and 25 copies for published books.

Now that we have gone to a bi-annual issue, long waits are common and do not reflect on the quality of the work.  As Anwar Sadat said, “Patience brings roses.”

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