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 aim to publish innovative poetry, creative non-fiction, graphic literature, and comics that explore place and the environment--natural, built, and wild.

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.

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Crystal S. Gibbins


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 SchoonerHayden's Ferry ReviewMinnesota ReviewCincinnati ReviewH_NGM_Nand 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 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. Michelle's debut full-length poetry collection, Leaves Surface Like Skin, is forthcoming from Terrapin Books. She currently lives in Maine.


Whitney Jacobson, 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.