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 the fall, we showcase a short work of creative nonfiction; in the spring, we spotlight a short work of fiction and publish the results of our poetry contest.


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!