Essays: Work of 5000 words or less is preferred, but longer work will be considered.
Art and photography: No more than five pieces, on disk in jpg or gif format. High resolution files must be available upon acceptance.
We are currently closed for fiction submissions so we can catch up on submissions already received. We will reopen for fiction at such a time as we are caught up. Thanks for your patience.
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.
No more than five poems. PLEASE SUBMIT EACH POEM SEPARATELY. To submit more than one, just hit the Back button after each submission.