Rights: We seek first publication rights, but we are also willing to consider reprinting a previously published piece of work under certain conditions. All other rights are yours.

Simultaneous submissions: Accepted. Please notify us if your work is published elsewhere before we get back to you.

Response time: 2-4 months. As we have limited resources, we’ll do our best to keep up with submissions.

Please include your name and email on the first page of your submission.


Rock River Review is UW-Janesville’s premier literary journal. We publish once per year (typically in May) but we accept submissions year-round. We are currently looking for:

Fiction – Up to 4,000 words. Make it interesting. We don’t have a special theme per issue … we’re looking for quality fiction. Period.

Poetry – You may submit up to 5 poems for consideration.

Non-fiction – Up to 4,000 words.

Art and photography – You may submit up to 5 works of art for consideration.

Voices of Janesville – Our online presence will have a special section devoted to people who live in Janesville, Wisconsin and want to share their story.

In addition to publishing a print edition, we will also regularly publish short stories and poems on the website.

Ready to submit? Click here to send us an email. (urock . journal @ gmail . com <— remove the spaces first!)


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