Green Blotter is published annually by the Green Blotter Literary Society of Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA, and features poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art submitted by undergraduate student writers everywhere. Our mission is to provide a much-needed platform for undergraduate creative writers and artists and to foster outstanding work in each of the genres we publish.


Founded in 1933 by Dr. George Struble, former chair of the English Department, Green Blotter Literary Society has been reading, writing, and talking about literature and art on- and off-campus for more than 80 years. The society originally met in the Strubles' living room, where they read and discussed new work by members before enjoying tea and cookies provided by Dr. Struble’s wife, Lillie. Today, we get together in Humanities over coffee and the occasional pizza, but otherwise, things haven’t changed all that much.

Gillian Wenhold

Managing Editor

Katherine Buerke

Poetry Editor

Isaac Fox

Prose Editor

Annie Steinfelt

Design Editor

Phoebe Bidelspach

Art Editor

Isaac Fox

Reviews Editor


Submissions are now taken all year long!

Submissions after February 1 will be considered for the following year's edition, as long as the submitter remains enrolled in an undergraduate program.

Who can submit?

Students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program of study at colleges and universities anywhere in the world are eligible. Works must be original and previously unpublished either in print or online, including on personal websites, blogs, and social media. We welcome simultaneous submissions but ask that you notify us immediately by e-mailing the address below upon acceptance by another journal. Green Blotter acquires first serial rights and internet rights to publish on our online archives only. Copyright reverts to the author upon publication. Contributors receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears.

Submission Instructions:

Submit all works as e-mail attachments with your last name, genre, and title in the subject line, e.g. “Smith-Poetry-Title.” (Please indicate "Untitled" if there is no title. Submissions containing multiple works should use the filename in the title.)  If you are submitting pieces in more than one genre, please separate submission emails by genre. Do not make multiple submissions in any genre until you have heard back regarding prior submissions. In your e-mail, include your full name, contact information (e-mail address, mailing address, and phone number), a brief third-person bio, and the institution where you study and your year of study (first-year, sophomore, etc.) or anticipated date of graduation. Because we only accept work from writers currently enrolled in undergraduate institutions, it is necessary to include that information with your submission. Do not include your name (or any class/assignment-specific headers, reflections, or other identifying materials) in the actual manuscript itself.

Please send all submissions to gb-submissions@lvc.edu or


(Fiction and Nonfiction)

Stories and essays of up to 3,000 words in length. Hybrids and flash pieces are welcome. Multiple pieces may be submitted as long as the combined works are under 3,000 words. Manuscripts should be double-spaced and the font should be size 12, Times New Roman. Submit work as a .doc or .docx attachment. Do not paste work into the body of your e-mail.



Maximum of 5 total pages per submission. Poems should be single-spaced, except where additional white space is intentional. Please do not put more than one poem on each page. (Long poems, up to 5 pages in length, are welcome.) Submit work as a .doc or .docx, or in the case of work that has highly specific formatting, as a .pdf attachment. Do not paste work into the body of your e-mail.


Up to 5 images of photography or other visual art accepted per submission. Please submit art as .jpeg or .png files only.


Micro-reviews of up to 500 words and reviews of up to 2,500 words. Reviews and micro-reviews may focus on books, individual short-form works, literary magazine editions, chapbooks, or films. Submissions should be double-spaced and the font should be size 12, Times New Roman. Submit work as a .doc or .docx attachment. Do not paste work into the body of your e-mail. Review and Microreview submissions are open exclusively to Lebanon Valley College students.


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