Giving the "Green Light" to Emerging and Established Writers

The green light has officially been lit! UW-Eau Claire graduates Ashly Curtis and Caitlin Bittner started The Green Light Literary Journal in May of 2017. They both had a desire to support fellow authors, both emerging and established, by sharing their work with a wider audience. While anyone can submit to any issue, Caitlin and Ashly especially like to feature new voices and artists who have never been published before. They want to be the “green light” for their contributors.

Editors Ashly and Caitlin

Editors Ashly and Caitlin

The Green Light Literary Journal is an online only publication that publishes several regular issues throughout the year while also publishing “special” issues. Some of the past special issues have included Halloween, Valentine’s Day, and National Poetry Month themes.

 After receiving a large number of great poetry pieces, Caitlin and Ashly decided to showcase as many of them as possible, featuring one poem per day on their blog for the entire month of April. Later, each post will be compiled into a complete, fourth special issue for National Poetry Month.

 Submissions to The Green Light Literary Journal are accepted on a rolling basis. Caitlin and Ashly are grateful to have “met” many wonderful writers, photographers, and artists while working on the journal. They have learned a lot from their experience so far, and they continue to learn from their contributors and friends every day.

In addition to publishing issues, The Green Light Literary Journal also provides weekly writing prompts on their blog for writers and photographers alike! They also publish book review intermittently on their blog.

Always striving to promote writing and art, Caitlin and Ashly have created a sustainable online journal with a strong following and a wonderful, supportive community of writers. And they want you to be a part of it! They hope to inspire future writers/submitters to get out of their comfort zone and create something.

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