The reading period for the 2017 Fall Issue and 2017 Poetry Chapbook Contest is July 1st to July 31st. 

SRR
seeks poetry, creative non-fiction, fiction, book review, graphic literature, and comics that explore place and the natural environment, though we welcome any work that finds new meaning in the familiar and inspiration from the stuff of everyday life. 
We encourage you to read previous issues to get a better sense of the work we publish. 

Please review the guidelines for the genre you're submitting your work. All submissions should include a brief 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. 

We acquire first North American serial rights for works we publish, which will be archived online and may be featured in special print editions. All rights revert to the author upon publication and may be reprinted, but we ask that we get acknowledgement 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.
   
Thank you for your interest in Split Rock Review
 
 
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Split Rock Review 2017 Poetry Chapbook Guidelines 

Split Rock Review will publish the winning chapbook in early 2018. The winning poet will receive 15 contributor copies of the completed work.

  • Only online submissions via Submittable will be considered. There is an entry fee of $12.00*.
  • The collection as a whole must be unpublished, but individual poems may have been previously published in periodicals or anthologies.
  • Submitting multiple manuscripts is fine with entry fees for each.
  • Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but poets must notify Split Rock Review immediately by withdrawing their manuscript via Submittable if it is accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • Co-authored manuscripts are acceptable.
  •  Works of translations will NOT be considered.
  • Submissions that are hateful, racist, sexist, unnecessarily obscene and vulgar, or bigoted toward any demographics will NOT be considered. 
  • No manuscript revisions can be considered during the course of the contest, but the winning poet will have an opportunity to make revisions prior to publication.
  • The Split Rock Review editorial staff reads all the submissions thoughtfully and thoroughly, and the final judge is the editor.
  • Split Rock Review aims to ensure an ethical contest with a transparent process. Poets should refrain from entering the contest if their relationship to the SRR editorial staff constitutes a conflict of interest; poets may not have studied with any member of the SRR editorial staff in full-time accredited courses within the last 3 years. 
  • For more information on what we publish, please review past issues of our magazine and the 2016 SRR poetry chapbook winner: Limits to the Salutary Effects of Upper-Midwestern Melancholy by Marc J. Sheehan. 

Manuscript Format

  • Manuscript layout must be 8.5” (height) by 5.5” (width) with .75 inch margins.
  • Manuscripts must be between 18 to 24 pages in length.
  • Pages must be numbered.
  • No more than one poem per page.
  • Submissions are read blind. No identifying information may appear on the pages of the manuscript.
  • Include a title page, a table of contents, and an acknowledgements page (these pages are not included in chapbook page count). Please include specific acknowledgments if any of poems have appeared elsewhere. Indicate which poems have been previously published (i.e. title of poem) and by whom (name of publication), as we do consider unpublished individual pieces for possible publication in Split Rock Review.
  • *Split Rock Review is an independent, not-for-profit literary magazine. Entry fees help defray the costs of publishing the winning collection, marketing, and administering the submission manager and SRR website.  
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Please submit one to five poems in a single Word document file (with a maximum of seven pages total per submission). Please review previous issues to get a better sense of the work we publish. 
  • Poems should be single-spaced, or how it should appear on the page.
  • Do not submit multiple poems in separate files.
  • Start each poem on a new page. 
  • 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.
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We accept creative nonfiction stories no longer than 2500 words in length. Please review previous issues to get a better sense of the work we publish.
  • Submit one to three stories in a single Word document. 
  • Each creative nonfiction story should be double-spaced (or how it should appear on the page). 
  • Do not submit multiple stories in separate files. 
  • Start each story on a new page. 
  • 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. 

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We accept fiction that is no longer than 2500 words in length. Please review previous issues to get a better sense of the work we publish. 
  • Submit one to three stories in a single Word document. 
  • Stories should be double-spaced (or how it should appear on the page).
  • Each story should be no longer than 2500 words in length.
  • Do not submit multiple stories in separate files. 
  • Start each story on a new page.
  • We do not accept translations, YA, fan fiction, erotica, and 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. 
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We accept graphic literature and comics that showcases a balance of both literary and artistic merit. Please review previous issues to get a better sense of the work we publish. 

We publish in color and black/white. Please keep files under 1MB. You may submit up to 10 files at a time. 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. 

Accepted file types: 

  • Text: Doc, Docx
  • Images: JPG, PNG, GIF

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

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We accept book reviews of poetry, non-fiction, fiction, and graphic literature from small, regional, university, and avant-garde presses. Please review previous issues to get a better sense of the work we publish.
  • Submit one review in a single Word document file.
  • The review must be double-spaced. 
  • The review must be no longer than 2500 words in length. 
  • We prefer writers to review literary books that have been published in the past year.
  • We do not accept reviews of how-to, self-help, YA, fan fiction, erotica, fantasy, photography, music, or children’s books.  
  • 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.