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Salt Hill Journal: General Submissions

We have two submission periods for fiction and poetry:

  • December through January
  • July through August

We accept nonfiction and art submissions year-round.

See genre specific and general guidelines here.

About the Journal

Salt Hill is a biannual literary journal publishing outstanding new fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art by people at various stages in their literary and artistic careers. We publish new and emerging writers alongside those with long, illustrious careers in the literary arts. Previous contributors include Terrance Hayes, Robert Creeley, Patricia Smith, Eduardo C. Corral, Laura Kasischke, W. S. Merwin, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Mary Ruefle, Sam Sax, Charles Simic, James Tate, Jean Valentine, Dean Young, Agha Shahid Ali, Denise Duhamel, Larry Levis, Marianne Boruch, Lucia Perillo, Sarah Manguso, Matthew Zapruder, Deb Olin Unferth, Chen Chen, Paisley Rekdal, Brian Evenson, Sally Wen Mao, Joe Wenderoth, Garielle Lutz, Dorianne Laux, Ross Gay, Matthew Olzmann, and even Stephen King, among so many brilliant others. 

We are interested in work that represents a broad spectrum of experience. We believe it is critical to lift up the voices of writers and artists who have been traditionally underrepresented in the literary arts. As such, we feel an urgency to read and consider work by people of color, women, queer people, non-binary folks, and anyone else who has been marginalized by the institutions which have, for so long, dominated the publishing scene.

Salt Hill is produced by writers in and affiliated with the Graduate Creative Writing Program at Syracuse University and is funded in part by the College of Arts & Sciences and the Graduate Student Organization of Syracuse University.

We look forward to reading your best work.