Submission Guidelines

Summit Avenue Review invites literary and visual arts submissions from undergraduates, graduate students, employees, alumni, and other members of the University of St. Thomas community. If you are interested in contributing work to the magazine, follow the Submission Guidelines below.

We will accept submissions until Feb. 15, 2015.

All poetry and prose submissions will be automatically entered into our annual contest, the Lon Otto Prize in Creative Writing. Winners will share a pool of $500 in prizes.


All submissions are to be sent through Submittable, an anonymous submission service. Click on the link below to check out our site, and see below for the guidelines on what can be submitted.

Fiction
All work is reviewed anonymously, so please remove your name from the document. Contact information (name, phone number, and email address) should be included in the Cover Letter box. Works of fiction must be 5000 words or less. Any fiction of good quality will be considered. We are looking for literary work that is fresh and distinctive. We want to be surprised and convinced.                

Poetry
All work is reviewed anonymously, so please remove your name from the document. Contact information (name, phone number, and email address) should be included in the Cover Letter box. Any poetry of good quality will be considered. We are looking for literary work that is fresh and distinctive. We want to be surprised and convinced.                

Nonfiction
As always, we are accepting literary essays and personal essays. This year we are also opening submissions for literary journalism, academic essays, reviews, interviews, and commentary. We will consider all work of these genres as long as the writing is notably high quality. All work is reviewed anonymously, so please remove your name from the document. Contact information (name, phone number, and email address) as well as subcategory should be included in the Cover Letter box.  

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. The cover art for this year’s edition of the Summit Avenue Review should have a local focus to it (photographs or art representative of St. Paul, St. Thomas, Minnesota, etc.).