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

Ends on August 15, 2017$10.00

Submissions for the fourth annual Dead Lake Chapbook Contest are now open! Guest judge Ari Banias, author of Anybody, will choose the winning manuscript, which will be published by Salt Hill in the Spring of 2018. 25 contributor copies will be awarded to the author.

To Submit:
 - 20-30 pgs of poetry / pdf or doc / 12pt font
 - Include a title page, a table of contents, and an acknowledgements page (if any of the poems have been previously published).
 - Your name and contact info should NOT appear anywhere on the manuscript.
 - Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please withdraw your submission immediately if it's accepted elsewhere. Reading fees ($10 paid through Submittable) will not be returned for withdrawn manuscripts.