GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The reading period for ISSUE 14 (Spring 2020) and the Poetry Chapbook Series is September 1 to November 30, 2019.

The reading period for Rewilding (Flexible Press, 2020), an anthology that explores environmental issues, conservation, and preservation, is September 1 to December 31, 2019.

More information about the poetry chapbook series and Rewilding is forthcoming in July.

Split Rock Review is a not-for-profit publication run by volunteers who love literature, art, and the natural environment.

We publish poetry, short creative nonfiction (1,000 words or less), hybrids, graphic narratives, comics, art, and photography that explore place, environment, and the relationship between humans and nature. We want the wild, profound, and quirky. We get excited by work that challenges, provokes, pushes boundaries, and disrupts forms and conventions. We encourage you to peruse our website and read back issues to get to know us better.

We only accept submissions through Submittable. 

All submissions should include a brief biographical note (third person) and contact information in the space provided in the online submission form. 

We acquire nonexclusive electronic rights and electronic archival rights for online publication. All 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 for journal issues. 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

Submit one to six poems in a single MS Word document or PDF file. We prefer poetry that explores place, environment, and the relationship between humans and nature. Please check out previous issues to get a better understanding of the work we publish. We do not accept translations, fantasy, or erotica. 

 

SHORT CREATIVE NONFICTION

Submit one to three stories in a single MS Word document or PDF file. We prefer creative nonfiction that explores place, environment, and the relationship between humans and nature. Please review previous issues to get a better understanding of the work we publish. We do not accept fantasy, erotica, self-help, how-to, or YA. 

 

GRAPHIC NARRATIVES & COMICS

Submit up to 15 images (preferably as JPG or PNG files). Graphic narratives and comics should showcase a balance of both literary and artistic merit. We prefer work that explores place, environment, and the relationship between humans and nature. We publish in color and black/white. If your work is accepted, we may ask you to send us higher resolution images for publication. Please review previous issues to get a better understanding of the work we publish.

HYBRIDS

We welcome any and all interpretations of hybrid forms—found poems, collages, erasures, whatever you want to call them. Surprise us! Submit one to six visual poems or hybrid pieces (preferably as JPG, PNG, GIF, PDF, or Word files). We publish in color and black/white. If your work is accepted, we may ask you to send us higher resolution images for publication. Please review previous issues to get a better understanding of the work we publish.

 

ARTWORK & PHOTOGRAPHY

Submit up to 10 images (preferably as JPG or PNG files). We prefer photography and paintings that explore place, environment, and the relationship between humans and nature. We publish in color and black/white. If your work is accepted, we may ask you to send us a higher resolution images for publication. Please review previous issues to get a better understanding of the work we publish.

BOOK REVIEWERS

Want to join our team? If you are interested in volunteering as a book reviewer for Split Rock Review’s SHORELINE, please send a brief message stating your interest, a short bio, and provide a sample review to splitrockreview [at] gmail [dot] com with the subject line: Shoreline/Reviewer_Your Name.

 

RESPONSE TIME

We try to make decisions for submissions within three months. However, response times may take a little bit longer. If you haven't heard from us after four months, please check the status of your submission via your Submittable account or feel free to contact us.