Published three times per year, the Gettysburg Review considers unsolicited submissions of poetry, fiction, essays, and essay-reviews from September 1 through May 31. We welcome submissions of full-color graphics year round. We will also stay open through the summer to those who would like to purchase a subscription or the current issue with their submission or to those who continue to use snail mail. 

Our reading time varies but is typically three to eight months. Manuscripts are read in the order in which they were received. Submittable has proven to be an extremely reliable system, so there is no need to query about the loss of a manuscript or for the status of submissions. If you haven't heard from us, that means your work is still under consideration. Should you decide to query, we ask that you wait until eight months have elapsed. 

The main criterion for selection is quality, but the best way to determine what might be accepted by the Gettysburg Review is to read what has already been published. Sample copies are available at $15 each; one-year subscriptions are $30. We encourage all potential contributors to become familiar with our publication before submitting.

While we charge a small fee ($3.00) for standard online submissions, we welcome snail-mail submissions, free of charge. Address postal submissions to Mark Drew, Editor at 300 N. Washington St., Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

Should you decide to simultaneously submit, indicate that your manuscript is under concurrent consideration and notify us immediately via Submittable if it is accepted elsewhere.

Each issue of the Gettysburg Review features an eight-page, full-color graphics section devoted to the work of a contemporary visual artist. Typically, we publish work by painters, but we have published a collection of color photographs, as well as drawings and reproductions of collages. Visual artists interested in submitting should send a selection of at least eight to twenty images with a cover letter offering an introduction to themselves and their work. Galleries interested in seeing work by one of their artists in the Gettysburg Review should send samples or instead exhibition catalogs along with an artist’s statement via snail mail.

For those who would like to subscribe to our magazine, we are waiving the submission fee. When finalizing your purchase, be sure that you have selected the correct option. You have the choice between a digital and print subscription. If you have chosen to subscribe in print, please select the option that corresponds to your locale. 

Follow guidelines for the genre to which you are submitting and only submit in one genre. 

For those who would like to order a copy of our newest issue, we are waiving the submission fee. Be sure to designate whether you would prefer the print (domestic only) or digital edition. Please follow guidelines for the genre to which you are submitting and only submit in one genre. 

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