Green Blotter is published annually by the Green Blotter Literary Society of Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA, and features poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art submitted by undergraduate student writers everywhere. Our mission is to provide a much-needed platform for undergraduate creative writers and artists and to foster outstanding undergraduate work in each of the genres we publish.


Founded in 1933 by Dr. George Struble, former chair of the English Department, Green Blotter Literary Society has been reading, writing, and talking about literature and art on- and off-campus for more than 80 years. The society originally met in the Struble living room, where they read and discussed new work by members before enjoying tea and cookies provided by Dr. Struble’s wife, Lillie. Today, we get together in Humanities over coffee from InterMetzo and the occasional pizza, but otherwise, things haven’t changed all that much.




Submissions are accepted between October 1st and February 15th.

Students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program of study at colleges and universities anywhere in the world are eligible. Works must be original and previously unpublished either in print or online, including on personal websites, blogs and social media. We welcome simultaneous submissions, but ask that you notify us immediately upon acceptance by another journal. Please submit only one piece at a time; wait for an answer on one submission before sending another. Contributors receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears.

Submit all works as email attachments with your last name, genre, and title in the subject line, e.g. “Smith-Poetry-Title.” (Please indicate”Untitled” if there is no title.) Prose should be submitted in .doc or .docx formats only; other formats will not be read. DO NOT paste your submission into the body of the email; manuscripts submitted this way will not be considered for publication. Please identify in the body of your email your full name and contact information along with the institution where you study and your year of study (freshman, sophomore, etc.) or anticipated year of graduation.

Green Blotter acquires first serial rights and internet rights to publish on our online archives only. Copyright reverts to the author upon publication.


Stories and essays of up to 3,000 words in length. Hybrids and flash pieces are welcome.


5 pages of poetry per single submission.


Up to six images of photography or other visual art accepted per single submission.