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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 students of Olivet College in Olivet, 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. 

Our theme this year is Atmosphere. This can pertain to the physical atmosphere in the sky or be more of a tone or mood. Interpret it as you will!

The submission deadline for the 2023 edition is Oct. 9, 2022.

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, Meredith Dodson (

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