Common Ground Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Common Ground Review is a free access on-line magazine as of Fall 2020. 

 We do not charge to read submissions for the magazine.  We do have a $15 fee for entering the poetry contest (see Spring/Summer).  We are happy to accept simultaneous submissions except for the poetry contest

We are a member of CLMP.


We are open for all submissions from September 1 to May 1.     


Our Poetry Contest offers a $500 first prize, $200 second prize, and $100 third prize, in addition to publication.  We also publish Honorable Mentions.  The Poetry Contest has a different guest judge each year, and a deadline: entries for the contest must be postmarked or emailed by April 15th.  No simultaneous submissions are allowed.  Each entry can have up to 3 poems, of no more than 60 lines each, and poets can submit more than one entry as long as they also pay the fee for each entry.

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Sample Copies and Ordering 

If you are interested in ordering copies of our print issues, these cost $6 per copy (includes the cost of mailing.)

Please send a check made out to Western New England University to 

Janet Bowdan, H-5132

Common Ground Review

Western New England University

1215 Wilbraham Rd.

Springfield, MA  01119

Common Ground Review