HISTORY & MISSION
Grand Journal was founded in 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, as a forum for emerging and established writers. It is rooted in a passionate love of story-telling in all its forms, and an abiding belief that a print journal has a unique and special place in the cultural space, as distinct from online journals, arising in part from the profoundly creative process of selection, layout and design, and from the innate limitations of print that make curation all the more critical. The journal is predicated on giving space to a diverse and inclusive community of writers and artists across multiple genres including fiction, poetry, reportage, criticism, essays, memoir, and art and photography.
Like its parent, the bookstore One Grand Books, Grand Journal is based in the tiny town of Narrowsburg, on the New York/Pennsylvania border, and seeks to celebrate the literary and artistic life outside the metropolitan cities that the media typically centers. At the same time, it resists fetishizing rural or small town America over cities, or the liminal spaces in between, and looks outwards beyond the U.S. to identify writers around the world, often in fresh translation. It is fundamentally interested in an ongoing and electric conversation on what it means to be an engaged citizen of the world.
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Aaron Hicklin | Aaron@onegrandbooks.com | 718 812 8039
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Grand Journal accepts unsolicited submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for the biannual print edition throughout the year, as well as for Grand Journal online.
For fiction, all manuscripts can be submitted electronically to Aaronfai@onegrandbooks.com. For all other submissions and proposals, please submit them to both Meg@onegrandbooks.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, or via mail to Grand Journal/One Grand Books, 75 Main St # 426, Narrowsburg, NY 12764
All submissions must be in English and previously unpublished. We request that unless otherwise directed by an editor, short fiction be no longer than 5000 words, and essays and reportage between 2,500 and 4,000 words. Translations are welcomed and should be accompanied by a copy of the original text. Simultaneous submissions are also acceptable as long as we are notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere. While the magazine welcomes unsolicited submissions, it cannot accept responsibility for their loss or engage in related correspondence.
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Due to volume of submissions, please note that editorial responses may take up to three months.