Split Rock Review 's reading period for the Spring 2019 Issue is November 1 - December 30, 2018.

Split Rock Review publishes poetry, short creative nonfiction, book reviews, interviews, graphic narratives, comics, and artwork that explore place, environment, and the intersection of nature and culture. We recommend that you read our current issue to get a better idea of our preferences.  

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

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Please submit one to six poems in a single Word document file. Please 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 intersection of nature and culture. 
  • 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. Please 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 start on a new page.
  • Each story should NOT exceed 1,000 words in length. 
  • No identifying information may appear on the pages of the manuscript.
  • We prefer works that explore place, environment, and the intersection of nature and culture. 
  • 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 intersection of nature and culture. Please review our current issue to get a better idea of our preferences.
 

  • We publish in black/white and color. 
  • Keep files 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: Doc, Docx, 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 are always looking for single images and feature worthy series that explore and interpret place, environment, and the intersection of nature and culture. Please review the current issue 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 files 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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