Poetry: We are currently closed for poetry submissions.

Prose: Work of 5000 words or less is preferred, but longer work will be considered.

Art and photography: No more than five pieces, in jpg or gif format. High resolution files must be available upon acceptance.

Graphic fiction and essays, comics: Color or b/w accepted. Submit as PDF.


We take unsolicited book reviews written for books that have been published in the last twelve months. Reviews should not exceed 2000 words. Experimental or hybridized reviews are also acceptable, as are difficult-to-categorize cultural analyses that have literary value.

All submissions in this category will be considered for print or online formats.

How to Pack for Church Camp is an online anthology project that's separate from, yet friends with, Rock & Sling.

We seek creative nonfiction under 1,000 words that’s related to experiences at summer camp.

Were you envious of your friend at a Lutheran camp who had a dance, while your camp forbade the use of boomboxes save for worship? Did you have a moment of crystalline self-awareness while cooking over a fire at Scout Camp? We want to know.

Although we have a fondness for church-camp stories, the work need not be about a Christian or other religiously affiliated program. We’re much less interested in the devotional or didactic, and are hungry for what surprises us, hits us in the gut, makes us think. The stories can be uplifting, bawdy, itchy, touching, melancholy. They just need to have happened to you.

Submissions must be the author’s original work. We will consider previously published material so long as the author informs us of the work’s history and retains the rights. 

Essays, et al., 5000 words or less preferred, but longer works will be considered.
Open to all forms and content, keeping in mind the magazine's theme of "witnessing" and faith. Selections should be no more than ten pages.
Art and photography: No more than five pieces, in jpg or gif format included in a single PDF or ZIP File. High resolution files must be available upon acceptance.
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