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 be reading for the Philip Booth Poetry Award between May 15 and August 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. 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 Please include a cover letter with a short biography, as well as a title/image list for all work submitted.

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 We only print previously unpublished work.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.

Salt Hill Journal