GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Reading period for the Spring 2019 Issue is November 1 - December 30, 2018.

We only accept submissions through Submittable. 

All submissions should include a biographical note and contact information (space is provided in the online submission form). Place titles of work in the “Submission Title” field, with titles separated by commas. You can abbreviate titles if they don’t fit in the space provided. Save all poems or prose pieces in one file document before submitting. We prefer poetry and prose to be saved as a MS Word doc file. No identifying information may appear on the pages of the manuscript.

We acquire first serial/electronic rights and electronic archival rights. All other rights revert to the author upon publication, but we ask that Split Rock Review is acknowledged as its place of initial publication. 

We do not consider previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but if your piece is accepted elsewhere we ask you to withdraw or make a note of it in your submission by way of our online submission system. 

Unfortunately, we cannot pay our contributors; however, we do our best to promote our writers/artists and their work. 

 

POETRY, SPRING 2019 ISSUE

Submit one to six poems in a single MS Word document file. Submit once per reading period. Please note that we prefer poetry that explores place, environment, and the intersection of nature and culture. No identifying information may appear on the pages of the manuscript. We do not accept previously published work, translations, fantasy, or erotica. 

 

SHORT CREATIVE NON-FICTION, SPRING 2019 ISSUE

Each creative non-fiction story should be double-spaced and no longer than 1000 words in length. Submit one to three stories in a single MS Word document file. Please note that we prefer works that explore place, environment, and the intersection of nature and culture. Submit once per reading period. No identifying information may appear on the pages of the manuscript. We do not accept previously published work, fantasy, erotica, self-help, how-to, or YA. 

 

GRAPHIC NARRATIVES & COMICS, SPRING 2019 ISSUE

We accept graphic narratives and comics that showcase a balance of both literary and artistic merit (i.e., there should be a balance between the quality of the art and the text). We prefer work that is character and narrative driven that also explores place, environment, and the intersection of nature and culture. We publish in black/white and color. We request that you keep files under 1MB. Submit up to 15 images. If your work is accepted, we may ask you to send us a high-resolution image for publication. 

 

ARTWORK & COVER ART, SPRING 2019 ISSUE

We accept photography and paintings that explore explore place, environment, and the intersection of nature and culture. We publish in black/white and color. We request that you keep files under 1MB. Submit up to 10 images. If your work is accepted, we may ask you to send us a high-resolution image for publication. 

 

RESPONSE TIME

We try to make decisions for submissions within two to three months. However, response times may take a little bit longer. If you haven't heard from us after four months, please check your Submittable account. If your submission is "In-Progress," we are still considering it for publication