Submissions will only be accepted via Submittable.

Do NOT include real names or other identifying information within your piece.

The CRJ’s theme for mini-essays of up to 250 words in 2019 will be Self-Reliance.

We accept submissions September through February. Please allow three months for response.

Guidelines

Poems

  • You can submit up to 5 poems at a time.
  • Include your poems in ONE file.
  • Poems may be single-spaced but should use a standard font.
  • Note if the stanzas continue onto the following page.

Fiction and Nonfiction

  • You can submit up to 3 stories at a time.
  • Include your stories in SEPARATE files.
  • Single-space and limit each submission to 2,000 words maximum.  

Essays

  • You can submit up to 3 essays, or mini-essays, at a time.
  • Include your essays in SEPARATE files.
  • Single-space and limit each submission to 2,000 words maximum.

Photographs and Art

  • You can submit up to 5 photographs or other art images.
  • Submit JPG images up to 1MB.
  • Include title and medium for each piece.

Pieces with excessive or unnecessary sex, eroticism, violence, bigotry, profanity, etc. will not be considered.

We look forward to your submission!  

Please note:

  • We do not accept previously published work.
  • We reserve First Serial Rights of your piece and after publication rights revert back to the author or artist.
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine, granted you withdraw your work on Submittable immediately if it is accepted elsewhere.
  • Contributors receive three complimentary copies. The issue is distributed widely, and the issue is archived in the campus library and website.
  • All accepted submissions including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art will appear in our annual print issue and may appear on our website.
  • We invite all writers appearing in the annual issue to our launch reading in May.
  • We reserve the right to nominate artists for additional prizes.
McIlroy
Hungry Roo, Martin McIlroy, Volume Ten, 2016

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