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. 

Our reading period for Issue 15 is May 1 - June 30. 

We're seeking 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.

Thank you for your interest in SPLIT ROCK REVIEW!

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. 

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. Because of the financial strain caused by Covid-19, we're offering 500 FREE submissions during the month of May and June. If we reach our limit for the month, you may submit using the TIP JAR or EXPEDITED option, or try to submit again on the first of the next month. 
  • Please submit only once per reading period. That means if you send us a fiction submission, you can’t also submit poetry; if you send us comics, you can't also submit photography; if you send us art, you can't also submit creative nonfiction. 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).
  • 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 at least one year 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 1 to 6 poems. Include all poems in one submission file. 
  • We prefer Word doc or docx 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 1 to 3 pieces of creative nonfiction. Include all pieces in one submission file. 
  • We prefer Word doc or docx 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. 
  • Each piece should not exceed 1,000 words in length.  


SHORT FICTION  < 1,000 words

  • Submit 1 to 3 pieces of fiction. Include all fiction pieces in one submission file. 
  • We prefer Word doc or docx 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. 
  • Each piece should not exceed 1,000 words in length.  


COMICS, GRAPHIC STORIES, HYBRIDS, & VISUAL POETRY 

  • Upload 1 to 15 pages of comics, graphic stories, hybrids, visual poetry (whatever you want to call them). 
  • 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 higher resolution file for publication. 


PHOTOGRAPHY & ART

  • Upload 1 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. 

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. That means if you send us a fiction submission, you can’t also submit poetry; if you send us comics, you can't also submit photography; if you send us art, you can't also submit creative nonfiction. 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 at least one year 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 1 to 6 poems. Include all poems in one submission file. 
  • We prefer Word doc or docx 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 1 to 3 pieces of creative nonfiction. Include all pieces in one submission file.
  • We prefer Word doc or docx 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. 
  • Each piece should not exceed 1,000 words in length.  

 

SHORT FICTION  < 1,000 words

  • Submit 1 to 3 pieces of fiction. Include all fiction pieces in one submission file. 
  • We prefer Word doc or docx 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. 
  • Each piece should not exceed 1,000 words in length.  

 

COMICS, GRAPHIC STORIES, HYBRIDS, & VISUAL POETRY 

  • Upload 1 to 15 pages of comics, graphic stories, hybrids, visual poetry (whatever you want to call them). 
  • 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 file for publication. 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY & ART

  • Upload 1 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. 


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. That means if you send us a fiction submission, you can’t also submit poetry; if you send us comics, you can't also submit photography; if you send us art, you can't also submit creative nonfiction. 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 at least one year 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 1 to 6 poems. Include all poems in one submission file. 
  • We prefer Word doc or docx file types.
  • 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 1 to 3 pieces of creative nonfiction. Include all pieces in one submission file. 
  • We prefer Word doc or docx file types. 
  • 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. 
  • Each piece should not exceed 1,000 words in length. 


SHORT FICTION  < 1,000 words

  • Submit 1 to 3 pieces of fiction. Include all fiction pieces in one submission file. 
  • We prefer Word doc or docx file types. 
  • 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. 
  • Each piece should not exceed 1,000 words in length. 


COMICS, GRAPHIC STORIES, HYBRIDS, & VISUAL POETRY

  • Upload 1 to 15 pages of comics, graphic stories, hybrids, visual poetry (whatever you want to call them). 
  • We prefer JPG and PNG file types.
  • Please send the highest resolution possible for your work. 
  • Pieces should explore place, environment, or the relationship between humans and the natural world. 
  • If your work is accepted, we may ask you to send us a higher resolution file for publication. 


PHOTOGRAPHY & ART

  • Upload 1 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. 
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