Bryant Literary Review



Call for Submissions

The Bryant Literary Review, an international journal of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI, seeks submissions from undergraduate student authors for its 2021 issue. The 22nd edition of the BLR is a special issue highlighting undergraduate student writers from regional New England universities. In these difficult times, we are invested in providing a platform for emergent student voices and creative expression. We are equally invested in featuring writers whose identities reflect a range of intersections. We invite submissions from undergraduate students on all topics.

The submission period for this special issue is September 1-December 1, 2020.

Students can submit their work here: https://bryantliteraryreview.submittable.com/submit. Limit one submission per author (one short story and up to three poems, respectively). For samples of previously published work see https://digitalcommons.bryant.edu/blr/. If you have any questions about this call for submissions or the BLR in general, please contact Professor Tom Roach at troach@bryant.edu.

Student authors whose work is accepted for the 2021 edition of the BLR will be invited to participate in a (Zoom) launch party/author reading in April 2021.


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Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Bryant Literary Review provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Bryant Literary Review, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Bryant Literary Review. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Bryant Literary Review, please contact the editors.


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Formatting Requirements

Bryant Literary Review has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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Rights for Authors and DigitalCommons@Bryant University

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to DigitalCommons@Bryant University all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of DigitalCommons@Bryant University, requires credit to DigitalCommons@Bryant University as copyright holder (e.g., DigitalCommons@Bryant University © 2021).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from DigitalCommons@Bryant University provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the DigitalCommons@Bryant University website and/or software agree not to misuse the DigitalCommons@Bryant University service or software in any way.

The failure of DigitalCommons@Bryant University to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between DigitalCommons@Bryant University and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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