Submissions will only be accepted via Submittable.

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

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

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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