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.

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.


How to submit

Send all submissions to summitreview@stthomas.edu. Make sure to remove your name from your submissions. If submitting multiple works, do so one at a time. If submitting visual art, make sure your image is of the highest quality--at least 300 DPI. Entries will be accepted until February 14, 2018.

All work is reviewed anonymously, so please remove your name from the document. 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

All work is reviewed anonymously, so please remove your name from the document. 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.

As always, we are accepting literary essays and personal essays. We are also accepting 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.

Photography, sculpture, drawings, paintings, mixed media, etc. Works of art must lend themselves to photographic reproduction or scanning.