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


Reading Periods

We have two submission periods for fiction and poetry: 

  • July 15 through September 1
  • January 1 through February 15

We accept nonfiction and art submissions year-round. 

We will read for the Philip Booth Poetry Prize in Spring 2021.

We will read for the Dead Lake Chapbook Prize in Fall 2021.


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.  We accept multiple flash pieces, so long as their combined length does not exceed 30 pages

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

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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 We only print previously unpublished work.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.

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 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 We only print previously unpublished work.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.

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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