Welcome to Split Rock Review's Submissions Hub! 


Split Rock Review is an independent, online publication run by volunteers who love literature, art, and the wilderness. 

We publish poetry, short creative nonfiction, short fiction, comics, graphic narratives, hybrids, visual poetry, photography, and art that explore place, environment, and the relationship between humans and the natural world.

Our reading period for the Split Rock Press Chapbook Series is Nov. 1 - Nov. 30. 

The reading period for Issue 16 (Spring 2021) is Nov. 1 - Dec. 31. 

Thank you for your interest in Split Rock Review and Split Rock Press!

We're offering an EXPEDITED submission option. 


This option places your submission at the top of our reading pile. You can expect a response within two weeks (usually sooner). Please know that this option does not guarantee publication. As an independent publication run by volunteers, your generous support helps defray our submission processing fees, hosting fees, and ongoing operational costs.
 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Please submit only once per reading period (across all genres). That means if you send us a fiction submission, you can’t also send us a poetry submission; if you send us comics, you can't also submit photography or fiction; if you send us art, you can't also submit creative nonfiction or poetry, or comics. Etc. 
  • We accept collaborative works, but please provide the names of all the collaborators.
  • We do not accept works of translation or previously published work for our journal issues (this includes personal blogs, social media posts, and websites).
  • No manuscript edits or revisions will be considered during the reading period. 
  • 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 comment indicating the poem or poems you'd like to withdraw. We will see your note and gladly consider the available poems.
  • For previous SRR contributors, please wait one year (2 issues) from the publication of your piece before submitting to us again. You know we love your work, but we want to give other writers and artists an opportunity to be published and showcased in SRR.
  • 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 contributors; however, we do our best to promote our writers/artists and their work. 

 

POETRY 

  • Submit 3-5 poems. Include all poems in one submission file. 
  • We prefer Word doc, docx, PDF files. 
  • Poems should be single-spaced, or how they should appear on the page.
  • Start each poem on a new page. 
  • Poems should explore place, environment, or the relationship between humans and the natural world. 

 

SHORT CREATIVE NONFICTION  < 1,000 words
 

  • Submit up to 2 pieces of creative nonfiction. Include all pieces in one submission file. 
  • Each piece should not exceed 1,000 words in length. 
  • We prefer Word doc, docx, PDF files.  
  • Start each piece on a new page.
  • Double-space your manuscript, or how it should appear on the page. 
  • Pieces should explore place, environment, or the relationship between humans and the natural world. 

 

SHORT ECO-FICTION & CLI-FI < 1,000 words
 

  • Submit up to 2 pieces of fiction. Include all fiction pieces in one submission file. 
  • Each story should not exceed 1,000 words in length. 
  • We prefer Word doc, docx, PDF files. 
  • Start each story on a new page.
  • Double-space your manuscript, or how it should appear on the page. 
  • Stories should be ecologically oriented fiction, which may address topics such as the relationship between natural settings and human communities that dwell within them, human impacts on the environment, cultural diaspora, climate refugees, reverence of and protection of nature, etc.

 

COMICS, GRAPHIC STORIES, HYBRIDS, & VISUAL POETRY
 

  • Submit up to 10 pages of comics, graphic stories, hybrids, visual poetry (whatever you want to call them). 
  • We prefer JPG or PNG file types for comics and graphic narratives. Hybrids and visual poetry may be submitted as Word or PDF files.
  • Pieces should explore place, environment, or the relationship between humans and the natural world. 
  • Please send the highest resolution possible for your work. 
  • If your work is accepted, we may ask you to send us a higher resolution file for publication. 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY & ART
 

  • Submit up to 10 images of photography or artwork (painting, drawing, letterpress or relief printing). 
  • We prefer JPG and PNG file types.
  • Pieces should explore place, environment, or the relationship between humans and the natural world. 
  • Please send the highest resolution possible for your work. 
  • If your work is accepted, we may ask you to send us a high-resolution image for publication. 


We're accepting submissions of poetry, short creative nonfiction, short fiction, comics, graphic stories, hybrids/visual poetry, photography, and art that explore place, environment, and the relationship between humans and the natural world.

This tipping option is an opportunity to support Split Rock Review and our role within the literary community. As an independent publication run by volunteers, your generous support helps defray our submission processing fees, hosting fees, and ongoing operational costs. Please know that Tip Jar submissions do not guarantee publication.
 

  • Please submit only once per reading period (across all genres). That means if you send us a fiction submission, you can’t also send us a poetry submission or creative nonfiction submission; if you send us comics, you can't also submit photography or fiction; if you send us art, you can't also submit creative nonfiction or comics or poetry. Etc.  
  • We do not accept works of translation or previously published work for our journal issues (this includes personal blogs, social media posts, and websites).
  • No manuscript edits or revisions will be considered during the reading period. 
  • 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 comment indicating the poem or poems you'd like to withdraw. We will see your note and gladly consider the available poems.
  • We accept collaborative works, but please provide the names of all the collaborators.
  • For previous SRR contributors, please wait one year (2 issues) from the publication of your piece before submitting to us again. You know we love your work, but we want to give other writers and artists an opportunity to be published and showcased in SRR.
  • 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 contributors; however, we do our best to promote our writers/artists and their work.


POETRY 

  • Submit 3-5 poems. Include all poems in one submission file. 
  • Poems should explore place, environment, or the relationship between humans and the natural world. 
  • We prefer Word doc, docx, PDF files.  
  • Poems should be single-spaced, or how they should appear on the page.
  • Start each poem on a new page. 

  

SHORT CREATIVE NONFICTION  < 1,000 words

  • Submit up to 2 pieces of creative nonfiction. Include all pieces in one submission file.
  • Each piece should not exceed 1,000 words in length.  
  • We prefer Word doc, docx, PDF files.   
  • Start each piece on a new page.
  • Double-space your manuscript, or how it should appear on the page. 
  • Pieces should explore place, environment, or the relationship between humans and the natural world. 

  

SHORT ECO-FICTION & CLI-FI < 1,000 words

  • Submit up to 2 pieces of fiction. Include all fiction pieces in one submission file. 
  • Each story should not exceed 1,000 words in length. 
  • We prefer Word doc, docx, PDF files. 
  • Start each story on a new page.
  • Double-space your manuscript, or how it should appear on the page. 
  • Stories should be ecologically oriented fiction, which may address topics such as the relationship between natural settings and human communities that dwell within them, human impacts on the environment, cultural diaspora, climate refugees, reverence of and protection of nature, etc.

  

COMICS, GRAPHIC STORIES, HYBRIDS, & VISUAL POETRY 

  • Submit up to 10 pages of comics, graphic stories, hybrids, visual poetry (whatever you want to call them). 
  • We prefer JPG or PNG file types for comics and graphic narratives. Hybrids and visual poetry may be submitted as Word or PDF files.
  • Pieces should explore place, environment, or the relationship between humans and the natural world. 
  • Please send the highest resolution possible for your work. 
  • If your work is accepted, we may ask you to send us a higher resolution file for publication. 

  

PHOTOGRAPHY & ART

  • Submit up to 10 images of photography or artwork (painting, drawing, letterpress or relief printing). 
  • We prefer JPG and PNG file types.
  • Pieces should explore place, environment, or the relationship between humans and the natural world. 
  • Please send the highest resolution possible for your work. 
  • If your work is accepted, we may ask you to send us a higher resolution image for publication. 
Ends on This opportunity will close after 300 submissions have been received.

Split Rock Review is accepting submissions of poetry, short creative nonfiction, short fiction, comics, graphic stories, hybrids, visual poetry, photography, and art that explore place, environment, and the relationship between humans and the natural world.
 

GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
 

  • We only accept submissions via Submittable. Any submissions sent via email will be unread. 
  • We know times are tough, especially for writers and artists. We're offering 300 FREE submissions during the month of November and December. If we reach our limit for the month, you may submit using the TIP JAR or EXPEDITED option.
  • Please submit only once per reading period (across all genres). That means if you send us a fiction submission, you can’t also send us a poetry submission or creative nonfiction submission; if you send us comics, you can't also submit photography or fiction; if you send us art, you can't also submit creative nonfiction or poetry or comics. Etc. 
  • We do not accept works of translation.
  • We do not accept previously published work for our journal issues (this includes personal blogs, social media posts, and websites).
  • We accept collaborative works, but please provide the names of all the collaborators.
  • No manuscript edits or revisions will be considered during the reading period. 
  • 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 comment indicating the poem or poems you'd like to withdraw. We will see your note and gladly consider the available poems.
  • For previous SRR contributors, please wait one year (2 issues) from the publication of your piece before submitting to us again. You know we love your work, but we want to give other writers and artists an opportunity to be published and showcased in SRR.
  • 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 contributors; however, we do our best to promote our writers/artists and their work. 

 

POETRY
 

  • Submit 3-5 poems. Include all poems in one submission file. 
  • We prefer Word doc, docx, PDF files.  
  • Poems should be single-spaced, or how they should appear on the page.
  • Start each poem on a new page. 
  • Poems should explore place, environment, or the relationship between humans and the natural world. 

 

SHORT CREATIVE NONFICTION  < 1,000 words
 

  • Submit up to 2 pieces of creative nonfiction. Include all pieces in one submission file. 
  • Each piece should not exceed 1,000 words in length.  
  • We prefer Word doc, docx, PDF files. 
  • Start each piece on a new page.
  • Double-space your manuscript, or how it should appear on the page. 
  • Pieces should explore place, environment, or the relationship between humans and the natural world.

     

SHORT ECO-FICTION & CLI-FI  < 1,000 words
 

  • Submit up to 2 pieces of fiction. Include all fiction pieces in one submission file. 
  • Each story should not exceed 1,000 words in length.  
  • We prefer Word doc, docx, PDF files.  
  • Start each story on a new page.
  • Double-space your manuscript, or how it should appear on the page. 
  • Stories should be ecologically oriented fiction, which may address topics such as the relationship between natural settings and human communities that dwell within them, human impacts on the environment, cultural diaspora, climate refugees, reverence of and protection of nature, etc. 

 

COMICS, GRAPHIC STORIES, HYBRIDS, & VISUAL POETRY 

  • Submit up to 10 pages of comics, graphic stories, hybrids, visual poetry (whatever you want to call them). 
  • We prefer JPG or PNG file types for comics and graphic narratives. Hybrids and visual poetry may be submitted as Word or PDF files. 
  • Pieces should explore place, environment, or the relationship between humans and the natural world. 
  • Please send the highest resolution possible of your work. 
  • If your work is accepted, we may ask you to send us a higher resolution file for publication. 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY & ART

  • Submit up to 10 images of photography or artwork (painting, drawing, letterpress or relief printing). 
  • We prefer JPG or PNG file types.
  • Pieces should explore place, environment, or the relationship between humans and the natural world. 
  • Please send the highest resolution possible of your work. 
  • If your work is accepted, we may ask you to send us a high-resolution image for publication.

Submissions that don't follow the above guidelines will not be considered. 

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