Submission Guidelines

Summit Avenue Review invites submissions from undergraduates, graduate students, employees, alumni, and all other members of the University of St. Thomas community, including students from other ACTC colleges taking classes at UST from all fields of study. 

Writing:

Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction of various sorts, including the personal essay and memoir, and experimental literary forms.

Work of any length will be considered. All work is reviewed anonymously.

We encourage encourage you to submit your work early. Final deadline for writing submissions is February 15th.

Submit writing as a Word file attached to an e-mail sent to summitreview@stthomas.edu. In the subject line, indicate genre and the upcoming issue's year: for instance, "fiction for 2015 SAR," or "poems for 2015 SAR." In the cover message, be sure to include contact information: name, phone number, e-mail address, mail # on campus or other mailing address.

We are looking for literary work that is fresh and distinctive. We want to be surprised and convinced. 

Visual Art:

Photography, sculpture, drawings, paintings, mixed media, etc.

Works of art must lend themselves to photographic reproduction or scanning. We especially welcome black and white artwork, but we regularly use color on the cover and usually are able to include a number of color pages in the interior.

If possible, submit visual artwork as an electronic file attached to an e-mail sent to summitreview@stthomas.edu. Indicate genre in the subject line: for instance “photograph” or “painting,” or “drawing,” and the year: "for 2015 SAR." Be sure to include contact information: name, phone number, e-mail address, mail # on campus or other mailing address.

For submission and selection purposes, visual art files should be submitted as JPEGs (photos) or GIFs (line art). When going to the printer, the editors try to have all visual art saved at more or less 4” x 6,” 300 dpi. The submission file size may range from 20 kb to 1 mb. If selected, a higher resolution file may be requested for a low resolution submission.

If you want, you may submit originals of visual art work. Deliver to the English Department office, JRC 333, or arrange delivery with editors: summitreview@stthomas.edu.

If you would like your work to be considered for the cover, be sure to submit it by December 15.