Founded by Rhode Island poet laureate emeritus, Tom Chandler, The Bryant Literary Review is an international journal of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction housed in the English and Cultural Studies Department at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI.  Since our first issue in 2000, we have published original and thought-provoking creative work from a wide array of established authors and emerging voices.  For samples of previously published work see  Our mission is to cultivate an active and growing connection between the Bryant University campus community and the larger literary culture.
Authors can submit poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction below.  Limit one submission per author: one fiction or creative nonfiction piece and up to three poems, respectively. Fiction and creative nonfiction pieces should be no longer than 5,000 words (approximately). We do not accept previously published work. Copyright reverts to author upon publication. Questions can be directed to Professor Tom Roach at The reading period for BLR Volume 24 (to be published April 2023) is September 1 to December 1, 2022.

Bryant Literary Review