Ruby in our cover artist’s studio

At Common Ground Review, we seek to publish well crafted poems that surprise and illuminate, amuse and inform, and challenge.  CGR comes out twice a year:  in fall, we showcase a short work of creative nonfiction; in  spring, we spotlight a short work of fiction and present the results of our poetry contest.

Our origins: Common Ground Review was founded in 1999 by the Common Ground Writers’ Group, in order to create a place open to many styles of poetry and many different poets. In 2006, CGR affiliated with Western New England College (now Western New England University). In 2011, having published 15 issues, the founding editors turned over the magazine to a new editorial board of poets and writers.

We welcome submissions!  Please note, however, that we are closing over the summer.   When we re-open in Fall 2020, we will be an on-line magazine.