Volume 23, Number 1

Fall Winter 2021

At Common Ground Review, we seek to publish well crafted poems, short stories and creative nonfiction that surprise and illuminate, amuse, inform, and/or challenge--not always all at once. CGR comes out twice a year and accepts submissions from September to May: we hold our poetry contest once a year, opening up for entries in January and closing at the end of March.

Abby E. Murray

Our 2022 judge, Abby E. Murray, is the editor of Collateral, a literary journal concerned with the impact of violent conflict and military service beyond the combat zone. Her first book, Hail and Farewell, won the Perugia Press Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. She recently finished her term as the 2019-2021 poet laureate for the city of Tacoma, Washington, and relocated to Washington DC.