Split Rock Review is an online literary magazine founded  in 2012 by Crystal S. Gibbins. Its name is inspired from the historic landmark, Split Rock Lighthouse, located on Lake Superior’s north shore.

While we are proud of our Northwoods roots, SRR provides a venue for writers of any background, in any stage of their careers, to showcase their best work. We aim to publish innovative poetry, creative non-fiction, sequential art, and comics that explore place and the environment--natural, built, and wild.

We publish issues in the spring and fall. Please visit our SUBMISSION GUIDELINES for more information on sending us your work. 

To those who heed the call of the woods, kick off your boots and settle in. Thanks for your interest in Split Rock Review.

ISSN 2169-2998





Crystal S. Gibbins, Editor-in-Chief & Web Designer


Crystal is the author of NOW/HERE (Holy Cow! Press) and the chapbook SEA/WORDS  (Dancing Girl Press). Her work has appeared in many journals, such as The Writer's AlmanacPrairie SchoonerHayden's Ferry ReviewMinnesota ReviewCincinnati ReviewH_NGM_Nand Word For/WordCrystal holds a PhD in English with concentrations in Creative Writing, 20th and 21st Century American Poetry, and North American Environmental Literature from the University of Nebraska. She writes and lives on the south shore of Lake Superior in Washburn, Wisconsin. Follow her on Twitter @gibbins_crystal


Michelle Menting, Associate Editor


Michelle is the author of Leaves Surface Like Skin (Terrapin Books), Residence Time (Dancing Girl Press), and Myth of Solitude (Imaginary Friend Press). Her written work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Cimarron Review, The Offing, The Southeast Review, Diagram, PANK, Bellingham Review, Midwestern Gothic, Connotation Press, The MacGuffin, as well as in other placesA recipient of scholarships from Sewanee and Bread Loaf writers’ conferences, Michelle earned her MFA at Northern Michigan University and her PhD at the University of Nebraska. She currently lives in Maine.


Whitney Jacobson, Assistant Editor 


Whitney is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Her poetry and creative nonfiction have been published in After the Pause and In the Words of Womyn International, among other publications. She maintains a curiosity in memoir and the themes of feminism, water, generations, blue-collar work, and grief.