Salt Hill publishes poetry, prose, translations, reviews, essays, interviews, and artwork. We read submissions for the magazine between August 1 and April 1 of each year and for the Philip Booth Poetry Award between May 15 and August 1.

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 salthillart@gmail.com. Please include a cover letter with a short biography, as well as a title/image list for all work submitted.

Ends on February 28, 2018$15.00
$15.00

First Place: $400 & publication

Submission Period: November 1, 2017 – February 28, 2018

Guest Judge: Matt Hart

Matt Hart is the author of Radiant Companion (Monster House Press 2016) and six other books. His poems, reviews, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous print and online journals, including The Academy of American Poets online, Big Bell, Coldfront, Columbia Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Jam Tarts Magazine, jubilat, Kenyon Review online, Lungfull!, and POETRY, among others. His awards include a Pushcart Prize, a 2013 individual artist grant from The Shifting Foundation, and fellowships from both the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers. A co-founder and the editor-in-chief of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety, he lives in Cincinnati where he is Associate Professor in Creative Writing and the Chair of Liberal Arts at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. He plays guitar and shouts in the band NEVERNEW: www.nevernew.net.

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 April 1, 2018

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 April 1, 2018

We accept short stories, flash fictions, and excerpts of novels and novellas. We ask that you 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.

Ends on April 1, 2018

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.