Welcome to Split Rock Review's Submissions Hub! 


SPLIT ROCK REVIEW is a not-for-profit publication run by volunteers who love literature, art, and the wilderness. 

We publish literature and art that explore place, environment, and the relationship between humans and the natural world. We encourage you to peruse our issues and books to get to know us better.

Please carefully review our submission categories and guidelines. Your work will be considered in the category to which it's submitted. 

Thank you for your interest in SPLIT ROCK REVIEW! 

Split Rock Review and Flexible Press seek poetry submissions for Rewilding: Poems for the Environment (2020), an anthology that explores the current state of the natural environment. 

We want to bring together a diverse spectrum of current poets writing about the environment in varied, thematic, and innovative ways. We aim to showcase a wide range of voices, especially from underrepresented communities. 

All book proceeds will be donated to Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness, a nonprofit environmental organization based in MN. 

Payment is in the form of a copy of the anthology. 


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Reading period: September 1 - December 31, 2019. (Central Time)
  • Submit 3 – 6 poems in a single Word or PDF file via Submittable. We do not accept paper or email submissions for this category. Please submit only once for consideration. 
  • There is NO submission fee. Yay! Submittable allows us 250 free submissions per month. If free submissions are closed on Submittable for this category, that means we have reached our 250 maximum; please try submitting again on the first of the next month when our allowance of 250 free submissions begins again.
  • In your cover letter, provide a third person bio (100 words or fewer). List the title of each poem and, if it was previously published, note where it appeared and when. 
  • By submitting previously published work for inclusion in the anthology, you are indicating that you have retained the rights.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions. However, please withdraw your work immediately should a piece you’ve submitted be accepted elsewhere. If you are withdrawing your entire submission, please log in to your Submittable account and click “Withdraw.” If you need to withdraw part of your submission, open it within Submittable and "Add" a note indicating the poem or poems you'd like to withdraw. We will see your note and gladly consider the available poems.
  • No manuscript edits or revisions will be considered during the reading period. 
  • If your work is selected to appear in the anthology, all rights revert back to you after publication. 
  • Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered for publication. 

SPLIT ROCK REVIEW seeks submissions of poetry, short creative nonfiction, comics, graphic stories, hybrids/visual poetry, photography, and art that explore place, environment, and the relationship between humans and the natural world. 

JOURNAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • We only accept submissions via Submittable.
  • There is a minimum $2.00 submission fee for this category. 
  • Please only submit once per reading period for consideration in Issue 14 (Spring 2020). 
  • Do not mix genres in your submission. 
  • We do not accept works of translation or previously published work for our journal issues. 
  • No manuscript edits or revisions will be considered during the reading period.
  • For previous SRR contributors, please wait at least two years from the publication of your piece before submitting to us again. We want to give other writers and artists an opportunity to be published and showcased in SRR. 
  • We accept simultaneous submissions. However, please withdraw your work immediately should a piece you’ve submitted be accepted elsewhere. If you are withdrawing your entire submission, please log in to your Submittable account and click “Withdraw.” If you need to withdraw part of your submission, open it within Submittable and "Add" a note indicating the piece or pieces you'd like to withdraw. We will see your note and gladly consider the available work.
  • If your work is accepted, you agree to give Split Rock Review First Electronic Rights and Archival Rights. You may republish your work without fee, but we ask that Split Rock Review is acknowledged as its place of initial publication. 
  • Unfortunately, we cannot pay our journal contributors; however, we do our best to promote our writers/artists and their work. 


POETRY 

  • Submit one to six poems in a single Word doc, docx, or PDF file.   
  • Poems should be single-spaced, or how the poems should appear on the page.
  • Start each poem on a new page. 
  • We do not accept translation, erotica, or fantasy. 


SHORT CREATIVE NONFICTION (1,000 words or less)

  • Submit one to three creative nonfiction stories in a single Word doc, docx, or PDF file
  • Do not submit multiple stories in separate files. 
  • Start each story on a new page.
  • Double-space your manuscript, or how it should appear on the page. 
  • Each story should not exceed 1,000 words in length.  
  • We do not accept translation, erotic, fantasy, YA, or self-help. 


COMICS & GRAPHIC STORIES

We accept comics and graphic stories. We prefer work that is character and narrative driven that also explores place, environment, and the relationship between humans and the natural world. 

  • Submit up to 15 files (JPG, PNG, PDF). 
  • We publish black/white and color. 
  • If your work is accepted, we may ask you to send us a high-resolution image for publication. 


PHOTOGRAPHY & ART

We are always seeking photography and art (painting, illustrations, multi-media) that explore place, environment, and the relationship between humans and the natural world. 

  • Submit up to 10 images (JPG, PNG, PDF)
  • We publish in black/white and color.
  • If your work is accepted, we may ask you to send us a high-resolution image for publication. 


HYBRIDS & VISUAL POETRY

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

  • Submit up to 10 files (JPG, PNG, PDF, or Word)
  • We publish black/white and color. 
  • 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 a submission fee? We are an independent, not-for-profit publication run by volunteers. Sometimes we charge a nominal fee of $2 per submission to help defray (but it does not entirely cover) our submission processing fees, hosting fees, and ongoing operational costs. 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 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 submission fee.

SPLIT ROCK PRESS, an extension of Split Rock Review, seeks poetry chapbook manuscripts that engage place, environment, and the relationship between humans and the natural world. 

We aim to publish 1 to 4 poetry chapbooks in 2020.

Our chapbooks are perfect-bound that feature striking cover designs. Each chapbook receives an ISBN, and will be distributed through Ingram, Amazon, and our website.

Payment is offered in the form of 10 copies, a 50% discount on additional author copies, and a complimentary copy of the other chapbooks published in 2020.

The editorial team reads all the submissions with great care and attention, and the editor makes the final decision. Writers should refrain from submitting their work if they are current/former colleagues or students of the editorial team. 

Manuscript Format

  • Manuscript length should be 18 to 32 pages in length (Word doc, docx, PDF).
  • Include page numbers and start each poem on a new page.
  • Include a title page, table of contents, and an acknowledgment page (not included in the page count). If applicable, indicate which poems have been previously published (title of poem) and by whom (name of publication) in the acknowledgments page.
  • Manuscripts should use 1 inch margins and a standard font/size (e.g., 12 pt. Times New Roman).
  • Do not include images or graphics unless they are an essential part of your manuscript.
  • Submissions are read blind. Please do not include identifying information on the pages of the manuscript.

Submission Guidelines

  • We only accept submissions via Submittable.
  • There is a submission fee of $7.00 for this category.
  • Individual poems in a manuscript may have been previously published in magazines, journals, and anthologies, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished. 
  • Please submit only one manuscript per reading period.
  • Co-authored manuscripts are accepted.  
  • We do not accept translation poetry. 
  • Simultaneous submissions are OK, but please notify us immediately by withdrawing your manuscript via Submittable if it is accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • No edits or revisions to the manuscript will be considered during the reading period, but the selected author(s) will have an opportunity to make revisions prior to publication.
  • If your work is accepted, you agree to give Split Rock Press First North American Serial Rights. All rights revert to the author upon publication, but we ask that Split Rock Press is acknowledged as its place of initial publication. 


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


*Why a submission fee? We are an independent, not-for-profit press run by volunteers. Sometimes we charge a nominal fee to help defray (but it does not entirely cover) our submission processing fees, hosting fees, and ongoing operational costs. 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 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 submission fee.

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