Split Rock Review is an online literary magazine founded in the Northwoods of Minnesota 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 and artists of any background, in any stage of their careers, to showcase their best work. We seek poetry, creative non-fiction, fiction, graphic literature, and comics that explore place and the natural environment, though we welcome any work that finds new meaning in the familiar and inspiration from the stuff of everyday life.
We accept submissions on a rolling basis and publish biannually. 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.
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 Prairie Schooner, Hayden's Ferry Review, Minnesota Review, Cincinnati Review, H_NGM_N, and Word For/Word. Crystal holds a PhD in English with concentrations in 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
Amy Clark, Reader
Amy is the author of Remnants of the Disappeared (Red Orchid Press), and a graduate of the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment at Iowa State University. She has published poetry in various journals such as Mid-American Review and Cimarron Review. Amy teaches first year writing and science writing at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Michelle Menting, Assistant Editor
Michelle is the author of 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 places. A 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. Michelle's debut full-length poetry collection, Leaves Surface Like Skin, is forthcoming from Terrapin Books. She currently lives in Maine.
Neal Gilbert Redman, Reader
Neal holds an MFA in Fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts. He loves all types of writing, but particularly fiction writing that has a strong voice. If it includes some speculative elements, that's even better. He writes and lives in Grand Forks, ND.
Whitney Walters, Reader
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.
Ben Westlie, Reader
Ben Westlie holds an MFA in Poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts. His work has appeared in Third Coast, The Fourth River, Atlas and Alice, and The Battered Suitcase. He is the author of four poetry chapbooks: Sometimes Out of Turn; Extraordinary Construction; The Performance; Under Your Influence (Finishing Line Press). Ben writes and lives in St. Cloud, MN.