Rubbertop Review is an annual literary journal edited by MFA candidates at The University of Akron. We are looking for excellent craftsmanship in art, fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, as well as lyric essays and flash fiction.

  General submission guidelines are as follows:

  Submissions will be accepted for Issue 11 from November 1st, 2019 through March 1st, 2020. Issue 11 will be published both in print and online in the Spring of 2020. 

       There will be no theme for Issue 11, just submit your best quality art/writing.

  All authors are able to submit one entry per genre (excluding poetry) and may not submit previously published work.

  • Artwork should be submitted as a JPG or PNG file. 
  • Up to 5 poems can be submitted per author.
  • Short Fiction and Creative Nonfiction are not to exceed 5,000 words. We encourage writers to send Flash Fiction and Lyric Essay, as well.
  • University of Akron students should identify themselves as such.

  All questions and concerns may be addressed to Jason Jurkowski, Editor-in-Chief: editor.rubbertop@gmail.com

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Please submit artwork as a JPG or PNG file.
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Up to 5 poems can be submitted per writer.
Creative nonfiction submissions are not to exceed 5,000 words. We encourage writers to send lyric essays, as well.
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Fiction submissions are not to exceed 5,000 words. We encourage writers to send flash fiction, as well.
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