Yale University has requested an annual subscription of Grey Sparrow!

Grey Sparrow Press’s beautiful logo

I know this might not sound like a big deal, but Yale University has requested an annual subscription of Grey Sparrow! Believe me when I say that this is tremendously great news for a small literary magazine — when Yale notices you, you know you’ve made it big.

Grey Sparrow is a literary journal published by Grey Sparrow Press, which was established by Diane Smith in 2009. Since its inception, Grey Sparrow Press has published both online and print editions, with a current policy of publishing one annual print edition that aggregates the best submissions from the entire year. In addition to this, Grey Sparrow Press has spawned a separate press — River Otter Press — for its book publications, which include Bones Buried in the Dirt by David S. Atkinson; The Northwoods Hymnal by Luke Hawley; and my own book, Chronicles of a Bee Whisperer, which was actually River Otter’s first publication.

(I should note that there are two books that were published by Grey Sparrow Press before River Otter was created — Overwatch by Allen Gray, and Shenanigans! by Joseph Michael Owens)

Both presses are open for submissions on a rolling basis, so if you’ve got anything to submit, you can do so anytime! River Otter Press accepts single-author books of poetry and fiction, and Grey Sparrow Press accepts everything from poetry to fiction to creative nonfiction to flash. Take a look today!

I really can’t convey how thrilled I am to be a part of such an amazing pair of presses as this! Congrats, Grey Sparrow, for your ivy-league subscription!

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