Split Rock Review 's reading period for Issue 13 is March 1 - May 31, 2019.

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

We are seeking poetry, short creative nonfiction, hybrids, graphic narratives, comics, and artwork 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 visit our website and read back issues to get to know us better.

Please carefully review our submission categories (we have several) and guidelines. Your work will be considered in the genre to which it's submitted. All submissions should include a brief biographical note (space is provided in the online submission form). Place titles of work in the “Submission Title” field, with titles separated by commas. No identifying information may appear on the pages of your manuscript.

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 works.​​ 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.
 

Thank you for your interest in Split Rock Review

Please submit one to six poems in a single Word document file. We recommend that you read our current issue to get a better idea of our preferences.   

  • Poems should be single-spaced, or how the poems should appear on the page.
  • Start each poem on a new page. 
  • No identifying information may appear on the pages of the manuscript.
  • We prefer poetry that explores place, environment, and the relationship between humans and nature. 
  • We do not accept translations, erotica, or fantasy.
  • We do not accept work that is hateful, racist, sexist, or bigoted toward any demographics, nor do we accept work that is unnecessarily obscene and vulgar. 

  Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered.

Why an administrative fee? We charge the minimum fee in order to support the technical aspects of our online publication. Please know that as writers ourselves we do not like charging a fee, but we can't operate without our submitters' support. In return, we hope to give our writers and artists the recognition they deserve and a pathway to further opportunities. 


*Submittable charges SRR to use their online submission system. Submittable also retains $0.99 + 5% of the administration fee.

We accept short creative nonfiction stories no longer than 1,000 words in length. We recommend that you read our current issue to get a better idea of our preferences.

  • Submit one to three stories in a single MS Word document. 
  • Each story should be double-spaced (or how it should appear on the page). 
  • Each story should NOT exceed 1,000 words in length. 
  • Do not submit multiple stories in separate files. 
  • Start each story on a new page in one Word document file. 
  • No identifying information may appear on the pages of the manuscript.
  • We prefer works that explore place, environment, and the relationship between humans and nature.
  • We do not accept translations, how-to, self-help, YA, or erotica.
  • We do not accept work that is hateful, racist, sexist, or bigoted toward any demographics, nor do we accept work that is unnecessarily obscene and vulgar. 

 Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered.

Why an administrative fee? We charge the minimum fee in order to support the technical aspects of our online publication. Please know that as writers ourselves we do not like charging a fee, but we can't operate without our submitters' support. In return, we hope to give our writers and artists the recognition they deserve and a pathway to further opportunities. 

*Submittable charges SRR to use their online submission system. Submittable also retains $0.99 + 5% of the administrative fee.

We accept graphic narratives and comics that showcases 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 relationship between humans and nature. Please review our current issue to get a better idea of our preferences. 

  • We publish black/white and color. 
  • Keep each file under 1MB
  • Submit up to 15 files
  • We do not accept photography and paintings in this category (see Artwork/Cover Art category). 
  • No identifying information may appear on the images or manuscript.
  • We do not accept work that is hateful, racist, sexist, or bigoted toward any demographics, nor do we accept work that is unnecessarily obscene and vulgar. 
  • If your work is accepted, we may ask you to send us a high-resolution image for publication. 
  • Accepted file types: JPG, PNG, GIF   

  Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered.  

Why an administrative fee? We charge the minimum fee in order to support the technical aspects of our online publication. Please know that as writers ourselves we do not like charging a fee, but we can't operate without our submitters' support. In return, we hope to give our writers and artists the recognition they deserve and a pathway to further opportunities. 


 *Submittable charges SRR to use their online submission system. Submittable also retains $0.99 + 5% of the administrative fee.

We welcome any and all interpretations of visual poetry—found, collages, erasures, obliteratures, asemic writing, hybrids, whatever you want to call them. Surprise us! 

  • We accept JPG, PNG, GIF, PDF, and Word document files
  • We publish black/white and color. 
  • Keep each file under 1MB. No identifying information may appear on the manuscript or images.
  • We do not accept work that is hateful, racist, sexist, or bigoted toward any demographics, nor do we accept work that is unnecessarily obscene and vulgar. 
  • If your work is accepted, we may ask you to send us a high-resolution image for publication.
  • Submit up to 10 files


Why an administrative fee? We charge the minimum fee in order to support the technical aspects of our online publication. Please know that as writers and artists ourselves we do not like charging a fee, but we can't operate without our submitters' support. In return, we hope to give our contributors the recognition they deserve and a pathway to further opportunities. 

*Submittable charges SRR to use their online submission system. Submittable also retains $0.99 + 5% of the administrative fee.

We are always looking for single images and feature worthy series that explore and interpret place, environment, and the relationship between humans and nature. We recommend that you review our current issue and archives to get a better idea of our preferences. 

  • We accept photography and paintings--watercolor, acrylic, oil, multi-media.
  • We publish in black/white and color.
  • We request that you keep each file under 1MB
  • You may submit up to 10 images
  • No identifying information may appear on the images or manuscript.
  • We do not accept work that is hateful, racist, sexist, or bigoted toward any demographics, nor do we accept work that is unnecessarily obscene and vulgar. 
  • If your work is accepted, we may ask you to send us a high-resolution image for publication. 

  Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered.  

Why an administrative fee? We charge the minimum fee in order to support the technical aspects of our online publication. Please know that we do not like charging a fee, but we can't operate without our submitters' support. In return, we hope to give our writers and artists the recognition they deserve and a pathway to further opportunities.
 

*Submittable charges SRR to use their online submission system. Submittable also retains $0.99 + 5% of the administrative fee.

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