Red Rock Review


Red Rock Review is a biannual print publication that features poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction by emerging and established writers. Founded in 1996, Red Rock Review is housed and supported by The College of Southern Nevada. Publication of Red Rock Review is made possible by the School of Arts and Letters, the arts organizations of Nevada, and generosity of the community members of Las Vegas. 

Thank you for your interest in submitting to the Red Rock Review.

We seek strong voices with unique views, ambitious narratives, and thoughtfully crafted work that uses language in new and interesting ways. We look forward to reading your best work! 

Generally, we like submissions up to 5,000 words. However, if your story is truly exceptional but lands somewhere above 5,000, we'll still be excited to read it. Please send no more than one story or essay at a time - once you receive a response from us, you can submit again during the same reading period.

Formatting Guidelines:

  • Name and contact information must not appear on the manuscript
  • File must be a .doc or .docx
  • Standard one-inch margins on all pages
  • Indent new paragraphs ½"
  • Approximate word count appears in the top right corner of page one
  • Text is double-spaced. Do not add extra blank lines between paragraphs unless creating section breaks, which should be marked with a pound sign.

We prefer to read all our submissions blind. Please include your name, contact information, and a brief author bio in Submittable’s cover letter field and remove any identifying information from the manuscript itself.

We accept simultaneous submissions with the stipulation that you withdraw upon acceptance elsewhere.

Thank you for your interest in submitting to the Red Rock Review.

We seek strong voices with unique views, ambitious narratives, and thoughtfully crafted work that uses language in new and interesting ways. We are open to reading both traditional and experimental forms. 

Generally, we like submissions of no more than 80 lines. However, if your poem is truly exceptional but lands somewhere above 80 lines, we'll still be excited to read it. Please send no more than five poems at a time - once you receive a response from us, you can submit again during the same reading period.

Formatting Guidelines:

  • Name and contact information must not appear on the manuscript
  • File must be a .doc or .docx
  • Left and right margins are set at the discretion of the poet; top margin (and bottom if necessary) should be 1"
  • Keep in mind, however, when setting your line breaks, that the journal prints on a 6"x9"page
  • Lines of text may be single- or double-spaced

We prefer to read all our submissions blind. Please include your name, contact information, and a brief author bio in in Submittable's cover letter field and remove any identifying information from the manuscript itself.

We accept simultaneous submissions with the stipulation that you withdraw upon acceptance elsewhere. For groups of poems, please send us a message indicating which poem is being withdrawn.

Thank you for your interest in submitting to the Red Rock Review.

We seek strong voices with unique views, ambitious narratives, and thoughtfully crafted work that uses language in new and interesting ways. We look forward to reading your best work! 

Generally, we like submissions up to 5,000 words. However, if your work is truly exceptional but lands somewhere above 5,000, we'll still be excited to read it. Please send no more than one essay at a time - once you receive a response from us, you can submit again during the same reading period.

Formatting Guidelines:

  • Name and contact information must not appear on the manuscript
  • File must be a .doc or .docx
  • Standard one-inch margins on all pages
  • Indent new paragraphs ½"
  • Approximate word count appears in the top right corner of page one
  • Text is double-spaced. Do not add extra blank lines between paragraphs unless creating section breaks, which should be marked with a pound sign.

We prefer to read all our submissions blind. Please include your name, contact information, and a brief author bio in Submittable’s cover letter field and remove any identifying information from the manuscript itself.

We accept simultaneous submissions with the stipulation that you withdraw upon acceptance elsewhere.

Red Rock Review Literary Journal