Salt Hill publishes poetry, prose, translations, reviews, essays, interviews, and artwork. 


Reading Periods

During 2018-2019, we will hold two submission periods for fiction and poetry: 

  • August 1 through October 31
  • January 1 through March 31

We accept nonfiction and art submissions year-round.

We will read for the Philip Booth Poetry Award between February 10 and March 1.

Note: Starting from 2019-2020, we will be reading for poetry and fiction from July 1 through September 30, then January 1 through March 31.
 


General Guidelines

We accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you alert us as soon as possible if your work is placed elsewhere by either adding a note to your submission through Submittable or withdrawing the full submission.

We ask that you do not send more work until hearing back from us.

Due to the volume of submissions, we can’t respond individually to submission status queries.


Genre-Specific Guidelines

Poetry: Please submit no more than five poems at a time.

Fiction/Nonfiction: Please do not submit works of more than 30 pages, double-spaced. If you would like to send a longer piece, please query us via email first.

Art: We are interested in 2D art—drawings, paintings, photography, mixed media, documentation of 3D art, typographic art, diagrams, maps, etc. Please email low-res jpegs of your work, or links to specific pieces (not a general website) you would like to submit, to salthillart@gmail.com. Please include a cover letter with a short biography, as well as a title/image list for all work submitted.


Banner image: Chris Jehly, "Surgery on the Grass" from Salt Hill 41

Ends on March 1, 2019$15.00
$15.00

First Place: $500 & publication

Submission Period: February 10, 2019 – March 1, 2019

Guest Judge: Mary Ruefle

Mary Ruefle is the author of My Private Property (Wave Books, 2016), Trances of the Blast (Wave Books, 2013), Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures (Wave Books, 2012), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism, and Selected Poems (Wave Books, 2010), winner of the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. She has published ten books of poetry, a book of prose (The Most of It, Wave Books, 2008), and a comic book, Go Home and Go to Bed!, (Pilot Books/Orange Table Comics, 2007); she is also an erasure artist, whose treatments of nineteenth century texts have been exhibited in museums and galleries, and published in A Little White Shadow (Wave Books, 2006). Ruefle is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Robert Creeley Award, an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and a Whiting Award. She lives in Bennington, Vermont. 

Guidelines: 

▪     Enter up to three poems, any length, any style, each starting on a new page. Submit all poems in one document.

▪     Only previously unpublished work is accepted.

▪     The Philip Booth prize is judged anonymously: your name and other identifiers (phone number, address, etc.) should NOT appear on any of the poems. 

▪     All submissions will be considered for general publication. If you would like to provide a bio, include it in the comments section when submitting. If you do not want your poems considered for general publication, include this in the comments section.

▪     There is a $15 submission fee 

▪     Simultaneous submissions will be accepted as long as you notify us immediately of its acceptance elsewhere – unfortunately, for withdrawals, we cannot issue refunds. Multiple submissions are permitted, each with a paid submission fee.

▪     Family, colleagues, current and former students of the last two years of the guest judge are ineligible to submit. As are graduates and those affiliated with the Syracuse University Creative Writing Program.   

If there are questions please send us an email: salthillpoetry@gmail.com. If you need to withdraw individual poems or an entire submission, please do so via Submittable.


Ends on March 31, 2019

 We are interested in a wide range of poetry, from traditional to experimental. Please send no more than five poems at a time. We only print previously unpublished work. We ask that all poems be submitted in one document. 

We allow simultaneous submissions, but please notify us if a poem is no longer available by adding a note to your submission through Submittable.

Ends on March 31, 2019

We accept short stories, flash fictions, and excerpts of novels and novellas. We ask that you do not send us work that exceeds 30 double-spaced pages before querying us first. We only print previously unpublished work.

We allow simultaneous submissions, but please withdraw your work if it's accepted elsewhere.

Ends on April 1, 2019

We accept a wide-range of creative nonfictions. Currently, we are especially interested in memoir and essay forms. Please do not send us work that exceeds 30 pages before querying us first. We only print previously unpublished work.

We allow simultaneous submissions, but please withdraw your work if it's accepted elsewhere.

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