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The Garfield Lake Review is an annual literary and visual arts magazine established in 1971. Editorial selections, magazine design, and layout are all completed by The University of Olivet students in Michigan. We are primarily interested in publishing work from our college community, but we will consider work from talented writers and artists beyond the immediate community. We encourage writers and artists to review previous issues of the magazine before submitting work. 

This year's theme is “Humanity.” Through growth, emotions, relationships, and accomplishments, we show what it means to feel human. This theme is meant to be ambiguous; how do you interpret human experience? We are looking for submissions that answer this question!

The submission deadline for the 2024 edition is September 9, 2023

The 2024 edition will be published April 11th, 2024. 

If you do not already have a Duotrope account, you will be prompted to create one when you click Submit. The account is free.

The print version of the magazine is available in April and is free for contributors upon request and for members of the college community; contributors outside of the continental U.S. will receive a digital copy or may pay shipping for a hard copy. All others may acquire a copy ($15) through emailing the advisor, Elizabeth Trueblood (

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