Salt Hill Journal

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

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 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

Salt Hill Journal