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The Griffin

Published by Gwynedd Mercy University, The Griffin is a literary journal for the creative writer - subscribing to the belief that improving the human condition requires dedication to and respect for the individual and the community. We seek, therefore, works which explore universal qualities - truth, justice, integrity, compassion, mercy...

Mission Statement

The Griffin is a literary journal sponsored by Gwynedd Mercy University. Its mission is to enrich society by nurturing and promoting creative writing that demonstrates a unique and intelligent voice. We seek writing which accurately embodies or reflects the human condition with all its intellectual, emotional, and ethical challenges. Like the mythical griffin, a constructed creature of fearless strength and courage, we prefer formed works rather than experimental ones.

Manuscripts of literary works - poetry, short stories, short plays, reflections - are accepted for consideration for publication throughout the year. The Griffin is published annually.

To download a copy of The Griffin please click here.

If you are interested in submitting your literary works for consideration in The Griffin , please adhere to the following guidelines:

Fiction : Short stories up to 2500 words. Also short-shorts. Novel excerpts if the work can stand alone. All genres considered.

Essays : Personal essays up to 2500 words on any theme, as long as the theme reflects universal experience.

Poetry : Any style of well-crafted verse up to 30 lines.

1. All submissions should be previously unpublished and typed. Submit via email ( or on disk with a hard copy. Please identify simultaneous submissions.

2. For hard copy only, Include SASE for returns or replies.

3. Please include a short bio on the author.

Send disk and hard copy to:

The Griffin

c/o Dr. Donna M. Allego
Gwynedd Mercy University
1325 Sumneytown Pike
P.O. Box 901
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0901


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