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Announcing the annual Robert Watson Literary Awards

We’re very pleased to announce this year’s Robert Watson Literary Prize Winners:

Brendan Egan, for his story, “War Rugs

Emily Nason, for her poem, “Sertraline


Read their work in full in the Spring 2020 issue , which also features new stories and poems from Helen Marie Casey, Janine Certo, Lee Anne Gallaway-Mitchell, Will Hearn, Daniel Liebert, Robert Garner McBrearty, Elisabeth Murawski, Maxine Patroni, David Roderick, Cathy Rose, Neil Serven, and Alice Turski.

Happy debut issue to quip

The first issue of quip literary review, created by two former editors of The Greensboro Review, is now live. Congratulations to Sarah Bailey and Anna Blake Keeley, quip founding editors! Check out the fall 2019 issue, featuring stories by Ali Wilding, Emily McIntyre, Nicholas Plasmati, and Julia Naman: 

Happy Pub Day to Anthony Varallo

All of us at The Greensboro Review congratulate Anthony Varallo, former GR contributor, on the publication of his novel, The Lines (University of Iowa Press, August 2019). Set in the summer of 1979, when America was running out of gas, The Lines tells the story of a family of four—the mother, the father, the girl, and the boy—in the first months of a marital separation.

Happy pub day!

“A darkly cutting investigation of dysfunction in which the kids, more often than not, are way sharper than the parents.”—Kirkus starred review


Announcing a new publishing partnership with UNC Press

All of us at The Greensboro Review are very excited to be a part of the University of North Carolina Press family! The Press will now manage all current and new GR subscriptions and renewals, journal distribution, and bookstore orders. Our faculty and students in the MFA Writing Program will continue to curate, edit, and produce the journal biannually, featuring more new work from emerging and established voices.

In a Q&A with the Press, Terry L. Kennedy and Jessie Van Rheenen discuss the journal’s history and its place in creative writing circles today:

Congratulations to the winners of our Robert Watson Literary Prizes

We’re very pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Robert Watson Literary Prizes, including a cash prize of $1,000 for the best short story and poem published in our spring issue. This year’s awards go to:

Sarah Heying, for the story, “The Chair Kickers’ Tale

All of us at The Greensboro Review are proud to showcase the work of these talented writers!

The reading period for the next Robert Watson Literary Prizes is open now through September 15. Please visit Submittable to send us your work.

Spring 2019 / Issue 105

Happy Pub Day to Kristen Arnett

Happy Pub Day to GR contributor Kristen Arnett! In 2016, Arnett’s story, “Roseate’s Book of Penmanship,” was an Honorable Mention for the Greensboro Review Robert Watson Literary Prize. We can’t wait to read her first novel, Mostly Dead Things, out today from Tin House Books and called “irresistible” and “a cabinet of wonders” in this recent New York Times review: